Indiana man sentenced for involvement in Jan. 6 Capitol breach

Curtis Tate Sentenced for Assaulting Police Officers During U.S. Capitol Riots

A man from southern Indiana, Curtis Tate, has been sentenced to 63 months in prison with 36 months of supervised release for assaulting police officers during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Additionally, he was ordered to pay $3,176 in restitution for his actions.

Events Leading to Tate’s Arrest

Court documents reveal that Tate arrived at the restricted grounds surrounding the Capitol building just after 2 p.m. He proceeded to hit a Metropolitan Police (MPD) officer in the hand as he made his way to the front of his group. Subsequently, another officer sprayed Tate with pepper spray.

Tate posted several incriminating videos on his social media, showcasing the metal baton he used to strike the officers. One video depicted him at the Tunnel entrance of the Capitol building with the caption “F— ALL THESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS,” charging at a line of officers with the baton.

According to the court documents, Tate also hit a United States Capitol Police (USCP) officer in the helmet with the baton, resulting in being pepper sprayed again. Additionally, he threw a black speaker box at a window that already had a crack in it and another speaker box at MPD officers at the Tunnel, along with one of his shoes.

Arrest and Prosecution

The FBI apprehended Tate in August 2023 in Wilmington, North Carolina, leading to his subsequent sentencing for the assault on the police officers during the Capitol riots.

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Read More of this Story at – 2024-07-09 22:25:00

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