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Carnegie Man Sentenced for Obstructing Pittsburgh Police during May 30, 2020 Pittsburgh Protest

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court on a charge of obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Andrew Augustyniak-Duncan, 31, was sentenced to 41 months of incarceration followed by three years of supervised release by United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.

The court was previously advised that on May 30, 2020, Augustyniak-Duncan did knowingly and willfully throw projectiles, including pieces of concrete and a pipe, at several police officers, causing the obstruction, impediment and interference of law enforcement officers engaged in the lawful performance of their official duties. Two officers were struck in the head and suffered concussions.

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan D. Lusty prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation.

Updated December 14, 2021

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