Second man pleads in destruction of police car amid Pittsburgh protests

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Protesters holds up signs as the group sits down in the intersection of Penn Ave and Bakery Square, Saturday, June 6, 2020, during a Black Lives Matter rally in Pittsburgh to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A second western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the destruction of a Pittsburgh police car set afire during last year’s protests over the death of George Floyd.

Twenty-three-year-old Da’Jon Lengyel, of McKees Rocks, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to set fire to property of an organization that receives federal funding” and “unlawful interference with a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder.”

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that when asked by a federal judge whether he had done what he was accused of, Lengyel said “I did, your honor.”

Twenty-six-year-old Christopher West pleaded guilty a week ago to the same charges.

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