Former Houston Police Officer Tam Dinh Pham was sentenced to 45 days in prison for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
In September, Pham pleaded guilty to a petty misdemeanor offense of parading, demonstrating or picketing inside the Capitol Building.
“I’m so sorry for what I did. I made the worst choice of my life. I didn’t plan to go into the Capitol. I stupidly followed people in there,” Pham told the judge, according to WUSA-TV correspondent Eric Flack, who said the former police officer was “in tears.”
“The day I was on TV (after his arrest) my sister in Vietnam called and said the whole village watched me. I lost my reputation and my career and brought shame on my family, especially my children. I dishonored my department,” Pham said.
Ex-cop gets time for Capitol riot charge