A former La Habra police chief was sentenced to more than 11 years in jail on Thursday for his role in the Capitol Riots on January 6, 2021, which disrupted the 2020 election challenges.
Alan Hostetter, one of six members of the DC Brigade from Southern California, was found guilty in federal court in July of four offenses, including conspiracy to disrupt an official proceeding and entering a restricted location with a lethal or dangerous weapon. Hostetter was carrying a hatchet.
Hostetter, 58, who now resides in Poolville, Texas, was sentenced by a Washington, D.C., judge to pay $2,000 in restitution and a $30,000 fine. According to federal court documents, he is scheduled to report to prison on January 5, 2024.
According to court records, prosecutors claimed that Hostetter, a staunch supporter of former President Trump, refused to believe that Joe Biden had won the 2020 election.
According to footage and court records, Hostetter advocated for the killing of his perceived political opponents in several speeches at so-called ‘Stop the Steal’ demonstrations in the weeks preceding up to the J6 riot.
Hostetter told an audience at one of these rallies in December 2020 that, “President Trump must be inaugurated