A man from Minnesota has been sentenced to four years in prison while being slapped with a mega $12 million fine for helping to set a police station on fire after George Floyd’s death, last year.
The accused was identified as Dylan Shakespeare Robinson who is being held accountable for lighting up the Molotov cocktail, which was thrown at the Third Precinct police station in Minneapolis. At the same time, he and a few others broke down a fence that provided the police headquarters with a barrier, confirmed local media outlets.
Therefore, now, a total of three individuals were identified as co-conspirators who pleaded guilty to conspiring towards the major arson-themed attack. Reports confirmed how the incident took place as a form of protest after the George Floyd killing in Minnesota.
In addition, Dylan Shakespeare was also ordered by the court to pay out a whopping fine comprising of $12 million to compensate for all the damages that were caused due to the attack on the Third Precinct police station.
Several thousands of protesters gathered at a single point and marched towards the police headquarters. They then went about surrounding the entire building as it burst into flames that lasted nearly three whole days, right after the tragic killing of George Floyd in May of last year.
There was even a point where individuals could be heard saying, ‘burn it down, burn it down.’
While Robinson was responsible for lighting up the cocktail, another person threw the object at the building. He also assisted in breaking down the building’s fence.
Last year, violent riots and demonstrations took center stage after the killing, with looters vandalizing stores across Minneapolis. Protesters set giant stores on fire too which included the likes of Wendy’s, Walmart, AutoZone, and Target.
Robinson pleaded guilty to the crime in the month of September of last year with authorities mentioning how arson is a serious crime that puts the lives of so many at-risk and hence cannot be tolerated.