Former New York police officer convicted of attacking police during a U.S. Capitol riot
Former New York City police officer was convicted and prosecuted on January 6, 2021 for attacking Washington, DC police officers during a riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. Handed the official another victory in the trial. A spokesman for the Justice Ministry confirmed. A federal jury trial in the District of Columbia rejected allegations that he was acting in self-defense when Thomas Webster, 56, beat a Washington officer with a flagpole and confronted him.