D.C. police officer arrested, accused of leaking info to Proud Boys leader

May 19, 2023

Tarrio and three other Proud Boys leaders were convicted of seditious conspiracy in the Capitol riot earlier this month. In his trial, Tarrio’s defense argued that his communications with Lamond showed the Proud Boys did not conspire to commit violence and that the group had shared its plans with law enforcement. Lamond, who was suspended with pay from the D.C. police a year ago, could not immediately be reached for comment. Schamel has described his client’s contacts with Tarrio as professional and part of his work to obtain intelligence and prevent clashes between the Proud Boys and other groups. U.S. prosecutors alleged in the indictment that Tarrio shared Lamond’s information with other Proud Boys members and took action based on what Lamond had said.