By CBSMiami.com Team

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.

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An FBI affidavit said he was identified though Facebook photos and told agents he was trying to control the crowd.

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A photo from the FBI that the agency said shows Lentz taking part in the January 6 riot at the Capitol (Source: FBI)

Lentz has been released on $25,000 bail.

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CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald reports he left the North Miami Beach Police Department in August of 2020.

Lentz reportedly told the FBI he was trying to control the crowd. (Source: FBI)

CBSMiami.com Team