(TheRedWire.com) – On Friday, Thomas Sibick, 37, from Buffalo, New York, was sentenced to 50 months in prison over his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack and his part in assaulting a D.C. Metro Police officer.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson, a Barack Obama appointee, sentenced Sibick at a U.S. district court hearing in Washington after the man pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery. One charge is assaulting, resisting, or obstructing a police officer.
Sibick has admitted that he had grabbed the radio and badge of Officer Michael Fanone after the officer had been removed from the Capitol entrance and shocked with a stun gun. Fanone is no longer working in the police force.
The man has been granted a 36-month period of supervised release as well. He will be required to pay more than $7,500 for one misdemeanor count of theft and one felony count of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers. Before his sentencing, Sibick had apologized to Fanone.
Earlier in the hearing, Fanone had claimed that Sibick was a “liar” and a “coward.”
Sibick had been one of the people in the group on the Capitol’s West Terrace who had attempted to push past the police officers that had been protecting the entrance of the building. During the encounter, he had managed to get a hold of a police riot shield and had even posed for a photo with it.
Fanone pointed out that Sibick had taken his badge, a symbol of his duty, and his radio which was his only way of calling for help, and had used them as a trophy.
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