Man sentenced on rioting charge for burning RPD car in May 2020

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Rochester man was sentenced to 16 months in prison for his role in the May 2020 riots that followed the protests over the death of George Floyd.

Miguel Ramos, 21, was convicted of rioting for setting a Rochester Police Department patrol car that was in front of the Public Safety Building on fire.

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Police say Ramos took pictures of himself at the riot and sent them to other people, as well as encouraged them to participate.

Ramos was also ordered to pay $4,287 in restitution to the City of Rochester.

He’s one of several people facing federal charges ranging from rioting to arson.