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Columbus man sentenced to role in Columbus protests

Columbus, Ohio — A man was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for launching fireworks on Columbus police during a summer protest.

Brandon Puck, 26, was sentenced to eight to nine and a half years in prison on Tuesday.

Puck was convicted of exacerbated riots, vandalism, intrusions and intrusions, one count each, and three counts of violent assaults against police officers after pleading guilty in September.

According to the Franklin County Public Prosecutor’s Office, Puck was filmed on the night of May 29, 2020, while launching mortar fireworks at police officers.

Officials said at least 21 police officers were injured when Puck launched the fireworks. Officers suffered injuries such as broken legs, deafness, and body burns.

The protests corresponded to the death of George Floyd, who was killed by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in Minnesota a few days ago.

Columbus man sentenced to role in Columbus protests

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