Criminal Law

A Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Officers at the Capitol Riot

A Florida man on Monday pleaded guilty to assaulting law enforcement with a deadly weapon during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Robert Scott Palmer of Largo, Fla., was part of the crowd of rioters on Jan. 6 and threw a wooden plank at U.S. Capitol Police officers as well as at D.C. Metropolitan officers. Just a few minutes after this, Palmer sprayed the contents of a fire extinguisher at the officers and threw the empty fire extinguisher at them.

The DOJ said that Palmer was at “the front line of rioters confronting the officers.”

Read the source article at The Hill

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