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: Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Joining In The Fight Against Global Pandemic
An FBI affidavit said he was identified though Facebook photos and told agents he was trying to control the crowd.READ MORE: South Florida House Republicans Vote Against President Biden's $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package
Lentz has been released on $25,000 bail.MORE NEWS: Trump A Dominant Force At Conservative Conference In Orlando
CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald reports he left the North Miami Beach Police Department in August of 2020.