By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man who allegedly threw bricks, concrete pieces and a tear gas canister at officers during the downtown Pittsburgh riot has pleaded guilty.
Jordan Coyne, 26, pleaded guilty before a federal judge to obstructing law enforcement during a time of civil disorder, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Prosecutors said that during the riot that turned to a peaceful protest on May 30, 2020, Coyne threw multiple objects at uniformed Pittsburgh police officers, including a tear gas canister that caused an officer was injured and his thumb was injured.
Sentencing was set on July 19. The judge allowed Coyne to continue the relationship. He could face up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.
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https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/03/02/man-pleads-guilty-throwing-objects-at-officers-pittsburgh-riot/ Man pleads guilty to throwing bricks and pieces of concrete at officers during riot – CBS Pittsburgh