Man Sentenced to Prison After Burning Down Police Precinct

Man Sentenced to Prison After Burning Down Police Precinct

(TargetLiberty.org) – An arsonist who helped torch a Minneapolis police precinct last summer has been jailed – and slammed with a massive fine, on top. He’s the fourth, and last, of the gang to be sentenced for the crime.

On June 7, Bryce Michael Williams, a 27-year-old Staples, MN man, was sentenced to 27 months in jail after he pled guilty to setting fire to the South Minneapolis Third Precinct last May. Williams was also ordered to pay $12 million in restitution for his crime, which took place during riots after the death of George Floyd.

Federal Judge Patrick Schiltz called Williams “a good person who made a terrible mistake,” and then rejected his request for probation because he had been a leader, “not a follower.” Williams admits to lighting a Molotov cocktail inside the precinct house, then helping feed the fire it ignited – unusual actions for a “good person.”

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