Pennsylvania Man Gets 14 Years in Prison for Assault on Police Officers, Longest Jan. 6 Sentence to Date

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 14 years in jail after being found guilty of felony assault and other charges, including pepper-spraying police officers outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The sentence is the longest prison term to date for anyone involved in the incident.
According to the evidence presented at a trial in federal court last December, Peter J. Schwartz, 49, was at the forefront of a group facing police at the lower west terrace of the Capitol.
Schwartz was convicted based on the evidence obtained, which is said to show him boasting about starting a riot by throwing the first chair….

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