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: North Miami Beach PD Needs Help Locating 15-Year-old Jeimy Henrriquez
An FBI affidavit said he was identified though Facebook photos and told agents he was trying to control the crowd.
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Lentz has been released on $25,000 bail.
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