Prosecutors stated that a Kenosha resident was sentenced for knocking out a Kenosha officer unconscious in protests in Kenosha regarding the shooting of Jacob Blake.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ashton Howard, aged 29, was also sentenced by a federal judge to three years of supervised release after his prison term. He was also ordered to pay $29,000 in restitution to cover medical expenses resulting from the attack.
Howard pleaded guilty to obstruction of a law enforcement officer during civil disorder.
KENOSHA OFFICER HIT WITH BRICK DURING OVERNIGHT TESTS
Prosecutors stated that a Kenosha Police Officer was helping to remove a police vehicle damaged on Aug. 23, 2020. During protests, Howard threw an object at the officer and knocked him unconscious. Howard was later taken to hospital.
Prosecutors said Howard’s phone contained videos showing the officer being hit with the brick and several still video images showing the victim on the ground with emojis indicating “quiet” and…