The New York Daily News reports:
A former NYPD officer was arrested for taking part in the Capitol riots — shaking a tambourine in the halls of government as other Trump supporters ran amok, the feds said Tuesday. Sara Carpenter, 51, a Richmond Hill, Queens, resident, retired from the force in 2004.
She worked as a spokeswoman for the NYPD in the 1990s, dealing with media inquiries.
Carpenter was ratted out to the FBI by an anonymous tipster who informed the feds that Carpenter had called a relative and admitted to being at the riots on Jan. 6 — adding that she had been teargassed and that she returned to New York City that evening.
A 1990s-era NYPD spokeswoman has been arrested for breaching the Capitol while waving a tambourine, the Daily News reports.https://t.co/ZPYjVMDZJs
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) March 23, 2021
NEW: Sara Carpenter, a retired NYPD officer, surrendered to the FBI this morning. The bureau interviewed her on Jan. 18 and executed a search warrant on March 2.
“Carpenter also voluntarily provided the tambourine she confirmed that she carried inside the Capitol.” pic.twitter.com/fHarJBrxbX
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) March 23, 2021
This marks the 13th former cop attendee at the J6 Trump rally/riot. 45 currently active members of law enforcement also attended. https://t.co/yOtR3883Uf
— jon ben-menachem 🏴🚩 (@jbenmenachem) March 23, 2021