A former New York City police officer accused of participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol — where a Capitol Hill policeman lost his life — is reportedly unhappy about being detained among people charged with “inner-city” crimes.
Washington Post reporter Rachel Weiner tweeted that a lawyer for Thomas Webster, who prosecutors say beat a D.C. police officer with a flagpole, is arguing that the 54-year-old suspect is uncomfortable with his “dormitory setting.” He is reportedly housed with people who allegedly committed what the attorney calls “inner city crimes.” Webster is also accused of trying to gouge out that officer’s eyes.
“For a middle aged guy whose never been arrested before, this has been a shock for him,” that attorney reportedly said.
Retired NYPD Officer Thomas Webster, pictured, allegedly abandoned his law enforcement principles and joined the horde of delusional insurrectionists who attempted to disrupt the certification of President Biden’s election victory on Jan. 6, in Washington, DC.
Webster, along with thousands of Donald Trump loyalists, converged in the middle of Washington, D.C. to hear the former president speak before marching to Capitol Hill to disrupt the certification of President Biden’s electoral victory in November. More than 300 suspects were sought in connection with the assault on the Capitol itself.
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According to Weiner’s report, Webster has been detained in various facilities around the country while awaiting trial in D.C.
Lawyer for Tommy Webster, retired NYPD cop accused of beating an MPD officer with flagpole on #J6, says his client is in a "dormitory setting" with people serving time for "inner-city crimes" – "for a middle aged guy whose never been arrested before this has been a shock for him"
— Rachel Weiner (@rachelweinerwp) April 9, 2021
An assistant U.S. Attorney compared Webster’s behavior on Jan. 6 to that of a “junkyard dog — teeth clenched and fists clenched,” according to Newsweek.
A police source told the Daily News in February that Webster served with the NYPD from 1991 through 2011, which included stints at City Hall and Gracie Mansion.
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