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Brainerd Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison And Owes $12M In Restitution After Helping Burn MPD 3rd Precinct

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Photo: Crow Wing County . Dylan Shakespeare Robinson from a prior crime in April 2016.

Dylan Shakespeare Robinson has been sentenced to four years in prison after his role in the arsons committed at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct last summer.

The 23-year-old Brainerd man was also ordered to pay $12 million in restitution and serve two years of supervised release. He will serve his sentence in a Duluth corrections facility.

Acting U.S. Attorney Anders Folk was quoted saying:

“On the night of May 28, 2020, Mr. Robinson chose to depart from lawful protest and instead engaged in violence and destruction. The arson at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct put lives at risk and contributed to widespread lawlessness in Minneapolis. With today’s sentence, Mr. Robinson is held accountable for his actions.”

The other three co-conspirators have all pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit arson for their roles at the third precinct.