MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A former North Miami Beach police officer has been charged with taking part in the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
Nicholas Lentz, 41, is charged with entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct.READ MORE: Father Questioned After Adult Son Shot, Killed In Kendall Home
An FBI affidavit said he was identified though Facebook photos and told agents he was trying to control the crowd.READ MORE: Charges Expected Monday Against Miami Beach Officers Following Rough Arrest
Lentz has been released on $25,000 bail.MORE NEWS: Florida, Norwegian Cruise Line Fight Over Site of 'Vaccine Passport' Challenge
CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald reports he left the North Miami Beach Police Department in August of 2020.