Former Virginia Police Sergeant Thomas Robertson was found guilty of six charges Monday including “impeding law enforcement officers, entering and remaining in restricted grounds, and tampering with evidence.”
Sergeant Robertson was fired from his post after a picture of him inside the Capitol was uncovered online.
The former police sergeant’s “crimes” include walking into an open door at the US Capitol on January 6. Now, after facing trial in a hard liberal DC court, Robertson’s life will never be the same.
A federal jury in Washington, D.C. returned guilty verdicts on all six counts facing Thomas Robertson, a former Virginia police sergeant who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.
The charges included impeding law enforcement officers, obstructing an official proceeding, entering and remaining in restricted grounds, and tampering with evidence.
Robertson’s trial took place last week, when jurors heard testimony describing his actions that day. One D.C. Metropolitan police officer described how he and another officer were struck by a stick being wielded by a man prosecutors said was Robertson.
About a month before the attack on the Capitol, Robertson called for “open armed rebellion” in a post online.
A sentencing date has yet to be set.