Trump appointee sentenced to nearly 6 years for attacking police on Jan. 6

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former Trump campaign appointee and prominent supporter to nearly six years in prison for his role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta of the District of Columbia imposed a 70-months sentence on 44-year-old retired Air Force Lt. Col. Larry Rendall Brock, Jr.

Brock, who was photographed wearing a helmet and body armor as part of the pro-Trump mob that breached the Capitol, had pleaded guilty to charges of illegal entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Upon announcing the sentence, the judge noted Brock’s “unacceptable” actions on the day of the attack and stated that Brock could very well have gone even further in terms of destruction and violence had he not been apprehended.

At the same time, Mehta praised Brock for his willingness to take responsibility of his actions and detailed steps that Brock had taken to pay his debt to society since the incidents in January.

As part of his sentence, Brock will also have to serve two years probation and perform 250 hours of community service.