Sheriff criticized after vouching for Jan. 6 defendant

By Associated Press

An upstate New York sheriff who used his official letterhead to vouch for the “good character” of a man who pleaded guilty to a charge related to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot violated department policy, according to county officials. Republican Lewis County Sheriff Michael Carpinelli, who is running for governor, wrote to a federal judge last month “on behalf of my good friend” William Tryon, who pleaded guilty in October to a misdemeanor charge of entering a restricted building on Capitol grounds. The Lewis County Board of Legislators released a statement critical of the letter Tuesday, shortly after CBS News reported on its existence.

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