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A D.C. police lieutenant was arrested Friday after he was accused of telling the leader of the far-right Proud Boys that he would be arrested for his actions after a December 2020 pro-Trump rally in Washington, obstructing the investigation ahead of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack and lying to federal investigators afterward.
Shane Lamond, a 24-year veteran of the D.C. police and then the department’s head of intelligence, was indicted on one count of obstruction of justice and three counts of making false statements and will be arraigned later Friday in U.S. District Court in Washington, prosecutors said.
Lamond, 47, of Stafford, Va., was in touch with former Proud Boys chairman Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, who was arrested on Jan. 4, 2021, for his part in burning a Black Lives Matter flag stolen from a historic African American church weeks earlier. Tarrio and three other Proud Boys leaders were convicted of seditious conspiracy in the Capitol riot…
This article was written by Spencer S. Hsu and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com