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Former North Miami Beach Police Officer Charged With Taking Part In Capitol Riot

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.

An FBI affidavit said he was identified though Facebook photos and told agents he was trying to control the crowd.

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A photo from the FBI that the agency said shows Lentz taking part in the January 6 riot at the Capitol (Source: FBI)

Lentz has been released on $25,000 bail.

CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald reports he left the North Miami Beach Police Department in August of 2020.

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Lentz reportedly told the FBI he was trying to control the crowd. (Source: FBI)

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