A former Florida cop was among the violent mob of President Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol final week, in accordance with a report.
Nicholes Lentz, an ex-cop with North Miami Seaside, seems to be standing in a crowd of pro-Trump rioters contained in the constructing and discussing why he determined to attended the protest, in accordance with footage that was posted to his Fb web page and obtained by the Miami Herald.
“America has spoken,” Lentz, sporting a purple baseball cap and black vest, says within the video. “You can not cease tens of millions of individuals, you can’t cease it. You may’t. It’s unimaginable. America has a voice, we give them the facility, we give the facility, the folks give the facility. And we’re right here to take it again.”
Lentz, 41, a former Marine, served with the North Miami Seaside Police Division from June 2016 till final August, the outlet reported.
Within the video, Lent says his intention was additionally to guard the police officer on the scene.
“I’m making an attempt my finest to guard all cops,” he says. “We’re not right here to harm any cop. I like my boys in blue, however that is overwhelming for them. There’s no approach they might maintain us again.”
Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, 42, was bludgeoned to demise with a fireplace extinguisher through the violent protest final Wednesday. 4 others had been killed, together with an Air Power veteran from California.
Federal legislation enforcement has arrested greater than 70 folks in reference to the violent mob, and that quantity is predicted to rise, prosecutors mentioned Tuesday.