Capitol Rioter Who Hit Officer Gets over 3 Years in Prison

Scott Fairlamb, 44, was the first person to be sentenced for assaulting a law enforcement officer during the Capitol riot.

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FILE - The affidavit from the FBI in support of an arrest warrant for Scott Kevin Fairlamb is photographed on Aug. 6, 2021. Fairlamb, a New Jersey gym owner who punched a police officer during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, Nov. 10. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
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A New Jersey gym owner who punched a police officer during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced Wednesday to more than three years in prison, a likely benchmark for dozens of other rioters who engaged in violence that day. Scott Fairlamb, 44, was the first person to be sentenced for assaulting a law enforcement officer during the Capitol riot. His 41-month prison term is the longest among 32 riot-related sentences handed…

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