After his recent arrest in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, former Windermere police officer Kevin Tuck has begun posting incendiary videos on YouTube, spouting contempt for the Republican party and the federal agencies investigating the pro-Trump rioters and calling for others to “rise up.”
Prosecutors can also use any such statements against a defendant, said attorney David Haas, who practices primarily in federal court.
He said that’s why most attorneys urge clients against making public statements that could undermine their ability to later express remorse or regret. “That’s obviously lacking in this video,” Haas said. “I fully expect this would be played at sentencing if he’s convicted, … or referenced.”
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