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Man who torched Chicago police SUV sentenced to 34 months

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Chicago man to nearly three years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to setting a police SUV on fire while wearing a Joker mask during widespread May 2020 demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood sentenced 33-year-old Timothy O’Donnell to 34 months Wednesday. O’Donnell pleaded guilty in February to one count of interfering with law enforcement during the commission of civil disorder. Before he was sentenced, O’Donnell apologized “to those whose businesses were left in utter ruin” and said he was sorry “if I hurt Chicago’s character in any way.”

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