Judge Declares George Floyd Rioter That Torched PD Station A ‘Good Person’ & Cuts Him A Break
A fourth and final man has been charged in federal court for burning down the Minneapolis police precinct during the riots last summer after the death of George Floyd.
Bryce Michael Williams, 27, was the last person to be convicted in the fire bombing of the Minneapolis third precinct. In federal court Judge Patrick Schiltz said Williams is a “good person who made a terrible mistake and is cutting him a break. Schiltz sentenced Williams to a prison term lower than the recommended federal sentencing guidelines. Schiltz sentenced Williams to two years and three months confinement and another two years of supervised release.
After Williams participated in the destruction of the police station he posted videos of his actions on TikTok and became a social media social justice star.
“All four defendants charged in federal court have now been sentenced for their individual roles in the burning and near total destruction of the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct building,” Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk said. “Mr. Williams and his co-defendants have been held accountable for their dangerous and destructive actions. I thank our federal, state, and local partners who pursued justice in these cases.”
Video footage showed Williams standing near the entrance of the precinct holding a Molotov cocktail with Davon De-Andre Turner, 25, who lit the wick. Turner took the Molotov cocktail into the building where it was used to start a fire. Williams later threw a box on a fire outside of the Third Precinct entrance.
Turner was sentenced on May 13 to serve 36 months in prison. Co-defendant Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 23, was sentenced in April to 48 months in prison. Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, was sentenced on may 4 to serve 41 months in prison. All defendants convicted have been ordered to pay $12 million in restitution.
Williams told the judge he was ashamed over his behavior during the riots and he won’t forget “the pain and agony” he caused.
“Please have mercy on me while you sentence me,” he asked the judge.