Ex-Capitol Cop Gets Home Arrest For Assisting Rioter

The Huffington Post reports:

A former U.S. Capitol Police officer was sentenced Thursday to 120 days of home incarceration and two years of probation after advising a rioter in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection on how to avoid getting caught.

Michael Riley, a 25-year veteran of the law enforcement agency, was convicted of two counts of obstruction last fall, following an investigation that found he offered advice to rioter Jacob Hiles on social media and then deleted these messages when Hiles was contacted by the FBI.

According to the charging documents, Riley first messaged Hiles privately on Jan. 7, 2021, introducing himself as “a capitol police officer who agrees with your political stance.” The two had never met in person but were already Facebook friends due to a shared interest in fishing.

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