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Prosecutors say retired NYPD officer beat police officer with metal pole during US Capitol riot

February 24, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Federal prosecutors have charged Thomas Webster, a former Marine and retired New York Police Department officer, with allegedly using an aluminum pole to assault a police officer during the Capitol riot on January 6.

(CNN)Federal prosecutors have charged Thomas Webster, a former Marine and retired New York Police Department officer, with allegedly using an aluminum pole to assault a police officer during the Capitol riot on January 6.

Prosecutor Benjamin Gianforti said that Webster, 52, turned himself into the FBI field office in New York's Hudson Valley at 2:35 p. m. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Webster retired from the NYPD in 2011 and had been part of the uniformed security detail at City Hall and Gracie Mansion -- the traditional residence of the New York City mayor.

Recounting what's in the body cam video of the incident, Gianforti told the court in a virtual hearing Tuesday based in White Plains, New York, that Webster is seen allegedly attacking a police officer with an aluminum pole that had a Marine Corps flag fixed on it.

The prosecutor also said that Webster is allegedly heard in the body cam video calling that the police officer he was attacking "a f---ing piece of s--t" and "commie mother f---er. "

Krause said that investigators showed him police body cam video, and videos posted online, claiming that Webster is the individual seen in them attacking police.

In describing the video further, Krause said that as the man that prosecutors say is Webster swings the pole it "hits the metal barricade in front of the officer multiple times," and that afterward, "that pole is bent beyond recognition. "

During the deliberation over pre-trial detention, Webster told his attorney that prior to the alleged assault, he had been punched by the police officer

However, Gianforti said the Justice Deparatment had reviewed the 10 minutes of footage taken by the police body cam before the alleged assault, and found "nothing in there that suggests that Mr. Webster was struck by this officer or any other officer. "

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