Houston police veteran lied about entering Capitol, feds say

Tam Dinh Pham of the Houston police department was part of the deadly mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol

by peoplespulpit

Posted 9 months ago

Officer Tam Dinh Pham, a veteran Houston police officer, joined the deadly mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. But when he was questioned about it, he lied to federal authorities. According to investigators, when asked on January 12th, Pham said he did not participate. That turned out to be a lie.

Not only did Pham attend the riots, but he also was among the people who stormed the building. Pham ended up being betrayed by his phone, since he took pictures of his illegal activity - deleted them - but forgo to remove them from his deleted photos folder.

According to an affidavit written by FBI Special Agent Amie Stemen:

Pham of Richmond, Texas, “stated that once he was on the inside of the Capitol, he went into the Rotunda, where he looked at the historical art on the walls and took photographs and videos inside” and “remained inside of the Rotunda for 10-15 minutes before he left and that he did not return to the Capitol.”

He was charged with “knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority” and “violence entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.”

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Pham resigned on Jan. 15. He had been an officer for 18 years.

Topic: US News

Tags: Officer Tam Dinh Pham Tam Dinh Pham Capitol Riots

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