A former Florida cop has been charged with breaching the US Capitol throughout the Jan. 6 revolt — and declaring on Facebook that “America has spoken. You cannot stop millions of people,” based on a report.
Nicholes Lentz, 41, who served with the North Miami Beach Police Department from June 2016 till final August, was charged with getting into a restricted constructing or grounds and disruptive and disorderly conduct on restricted grounds, the Miami Herald reported.
“We’re not here to hurt any cops, of course. I love my boys in blue, but this is overwhelming for them. There’s no way they can hold us back,” Lentz stated in the video he posted stay on Facebook, based on an FBI affidavit cited by the paper.
The feds interviewed Lentz at his dwelling in Boynton Beach on Friday and he admitted to being contained in the Capitol constructing throughout the riots, based on courtroom data.
He stated he “drove through the night from Florida to Washington, DC, arriving in the early hours of Jan. 6” to attend then-President Trump’s rally, which passed off shortly earlier than the riots erupted.
The ex-cop denied committing any acts of bodily violence.
“Lentz believed no one at the U.S. Capitol seemed concerned about trespassing, nor were there any warning signs regarding trespassing,” based on the FBI affidavit. “He stated that, despite the foregoing, ‘of course you know you’re trespassing.’ ”
The former US Marine, who left his position with the police company voluntarily, posted bail after his bond was set at $25,000, based on the information outlet.