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Ex-cop gets 7-plus years in prison, matching longest January 6 sentence

An off-duty police officer was sentenced to 87 months in prison for taking part in the January 6 Capitol riot.

Former police Sgt Thomas Robertson of Rocky Mount, Virginia, was sentenced on Thursday afternoon to seven years and three months in prison for his role in the riot.

In April, a jury found Robertson guilty of six charges related to obstructing Congress.

His sentence is the same as that of Guy Reffitt, who was convicted for five felonies including bringing a firearm to Capitol grounds.

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