(ReliableNews.org) – In May 2020, rioters took to the streets of Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd. They caused millions of dollars worth of damage and even burned down the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct. The videos of the burning police station stunned America. Now, the fourth man accused of setting the fire has received a sentence for the crime.
On Monday, June 7, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota released a statement regarding the sentencing of Bryce Michael Williams, 27. According to prosecutors, Williams was at the riot and people saw him holding a Molotov cocktail that co-conspirator Davon De-Andre Turner then carried into the building. Later when the fire was raging, Williams threw a box on it.
Williams pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit arson in November 2020. He will now serve 27 months of supervised release and pay $12 million in restitution. US Attorney W. Anders Folk said all “four defendants charged in federal court” have received sentences for their involvement in the fire. He went on to thank the “federal, state, and local partners who pursued justice” in the cases against the men.
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