Justice ministry prosecutors have attacked law enforcement officers with fire extinguishers wearing American flag sweatshirts bearing Trump’s name. Donald Trump’s enthusiastic supporters have been in prison for more than five years. He said he should.
Robert Scott Palmer arrested 12 days after he was identified in March HuffPost Story As a parliamentary mob who attacked a policeman with a fire extinguisher while trying to protect the parliament on January 6.He has been trapped since him Convicted in October Attacking, resisting, or interfering with certain police officers with dangerous weapons, resulting in personal injury.
Judge Tanya Chutkan will rule on December 17 against Palmer, who assaulted a police officer wearing a red “Florida for Trump” hat.
Palmer will be the first Capitol defendant convicted of a felony assault in connection with a brutal attack on law enforcement agencies west of the US Capitol on January 6. Then chuck the empty canister on the police line.
After attacking police officers at the Capitol on January 6, Palmer said the Biden administration “Blame the patriotParticipated in the January 6 riots. ” He hung up when a HuffPost reporter asked him about attacking a policeman with a fire extinguisher.
The federal prosecutor quoted an interview with Palmer’s HuffPost in his decision memo. “On March 4, 2021, Palmer was contacted by a Huffington Post reporter after Palmer was identified by an online detective,” the memo said. “Palmer told reporters that he did nothing to justify being attacked by police ammunition. He also told reporters,” I did nothing wrong. “
“When Palmer enters the Capitol grounds and sees law enforcement officers being attacked, legislators and law enforcement officers trying to protect them use force to undermine elections as well. It was clear to him that he was besieged by others who were willing to do so, “the federal prosecutor wrote. “The law enforcement officer was overwhelmed, numerous, and in some cases seriously at risk. Palmer increased that danger directly and physically through the use of his violence. Assaulting law enforcement officers in is a microcosm of disrespecting the law. “
Palmer-Resident of Clearwater, Florida. celebrate The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl won in February in a parade before being arrested in connection with January 6. After discussing with the HuffPost, he became a lawyer and soon after surrendered to the FBI.
The FBI has made more than 675 arrests in connection with the January 6 attack. one quarter The total number of people engaged in paid acts during the January 6 attack. The FBI is searching for more than 350 people who engaged in violent acts on January 6, including more than 250 members of the Trump mob who attacked law enforcement on that day. I am.
This article was originally HuffPost It has been updated.