Ex-NYPD cop beat police officer with flag pole at Capitol riot: feds

Ex-NYPD cop beat police officer with flag pole at Capitol riot: feds


A former NYPD cop once assigned to guard City Hall and Gracie Mansion was arrested for allegedly beating a police officer with a pole at the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, prosecutors and police sources said Tuesday.

Thomas Webster, 54, a 20-year NYPD veteran who also served in the Marine Corps, turned himself into the FBI Monday in Hudson Valley and made an initial court appearance in White Plains federal court Tuesday.

At the hearing, Assistant US Attorney Ben Gianforti said Webster was captured on video beating a cop with a flag pole during the uprising at the Capitol building that day.

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Webster, who was seething in rage, was calling the police officer a “f—king piece of s—t” and a “Commie motherf—ker,” the prosecutor said.

Judge Andrew Krause said he was shocked by the evidence against Webster.

“The conduct on the video does shock the conscience. What we see is a person who flat out attacks a law enforcement officer,”

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