Sheraden Man Sentenced for Obstructing Pittsburgh Police during May 30, 2020 Pittsburgh Protest

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PITTSBURGH – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court on a charge of obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

George Allen, 33, of Glen Mawr Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to twelve months and a day of incarceration followed by three years of supervised release by United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. Judge Schwab permitted the defendant to remain on bond and self-report on February 1, 2022, to begin his sentence.

The court was previously advised that on May 30, 2020, Allen did knowingly and willfully throw multiple pieces of concrete at a vehicle occupied by police officers. One of the pieces of concrete shattered the front passenger window and struck an officer, causing minor bruising to the officer’s arm. Allen’s actions caused the obstruction, impediment and interference of law enforcement officers engaged in the lawful performance of their official duties.

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan D. Lusty prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation.


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