The Huffington Post reports:
An 18-year veteran police officer, most recently with the Houston Police Department, stormed the U.S. Capitol and then tried to cover his tracks by deleting photos from inside the rotunda and lying about his conduct, federal authorities said Tuesday.
Tam Dinh Pham, a resident of Richmond, Texas, is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violence entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
The feds said in an affidavit that Pham at first denied that he went into the Capitol building in a Jan. 12 interview about his activities on Jan. 6. But Pham apparently forgot to clear the images completely off his phone, and the feds spotted them after they asked him to open his deleted images folder.
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CHARGED: Tam Dinh Pham, 48, now-resigned Houston Police Officer is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds https://t.co/VzWUc1cGpU pic.twitter.com/dNsQJwQVaC
— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 19, 2021
RESIGNATION: Tam Dinh Pham, 48, Houston Police Officer participated in the Capitol Riots
“I can’t tell you the anger I feel at the thought of a police officer or other police officers thinking they get to go storm the Capitol” – HPD Chief Art Acevedo. https://t.co/qqVQXhOOFS pic.twitter.com/ykU0OUXf5v
— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 16, 2021
Houston cop arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol insists he just wanted to view ‘art on the walls’ https://t.co/tXLF7LKMDK
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 21, 2021