Thomas Webster a Retired Cop Gets Longest Sentence in Capitol Attack 

On Thursday, September 1, a retired New York Police Department officer was given a record-breaking 10-year prison term for attacking the US Capitol.

Webster attacked a police officer with a metal flagpole while they were fending off a crowd of Donald Trump supporters.

Of the nearly 250 people who have been penalised for their actions during the unrest on January 6, 2021, Thomas Webster's prison term is the one that has been the longest thus far.

Webster, 56, was given a sentence of 10 years in prison plus three years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta.

Rathbun was present in the courtroom, so Webster turned to apologise to him. He didn't address the judge, though. Webster stated that he regrets travelling to Washington, D.C.

Mr. Rathbun wasn't Mr. Webster's only victim on January 6, according to the judge. Mr. Mehta continued, "Democracy was the other victim, and that is not something that can be taken lightly."

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Prosecutors claimed in a court document that Mr. Webster had "disgraced a democracy that he once bravely battled to safeguard and serve."