Kenosha Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Knocking Out Police Officer With Brick During Jacob Blake Riot
Andrew Mark Miller, Fox News, January 11, 2023
A Wisconsin man was sentenced to five years in prison for throwing a brick at the head of a Kenosha Police officer during the riots following the Jacob Blake shooting.
Ashton Howard, 29, knocked the officer unconscious and sent him to the hospital, prosecutors said, and was seen on video after the attack shouting, “I dropped his b—- a–! I dropped his b—- a–!”
Howard pleaded guilty last year to obstructing a law enforcement officer while that officer was engaged in his official duties amid civil disorder.
At his sentencing this month, Howard was also ordered to undergo three years of supervised release after his prison term and to pay over $29,000 in restitution for medical expenses stemming from the attack.
Howard’s attack on the officer came during a riot that erupted after a Kenosha Police officer shot Blake, who is Black, after Blake reached for a knife while being arrested for an outstanding warrant.