Washington D.C. cop implicated in aiding former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio with confidential data

The clandestine connections between Shane Lamond, 47, a law enforcement official, and the controversial far-right group, Proud Boys.

A Washington D.C. police officer, identified as Shane Lamond, 47, was charged Friday with obstruction of justice. The reason: he leaked sensitive information to the former Hispanic leader of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio.

According to the news portal The Hill, Lamond was in contact regularly with Enrique Tarrio between July 2019 and January 2021 and gave him information related to monitoring the Proud Boys since July 2020.

Likewise, Lamond would have sent confidential information to Tarrio after burning a Black Lives Matter banner -an international movement that originated in the United States to generate awareness about racism in the country-. Information from The Hill indicates that the information included data about the investigation into the incident and even a notification to Tarrio about a warrant for his arrest issued in January 2021.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia stated that Lamond was charged with one count of obstruction of justice and three counts of making false statements.

Tarrio, a former Proud Boys group Hispanic leader, was convicted in early May on seditious conspiracy charges for leading a violent mob to storm the U.S. Capitol in January 2021.

The Proud Boys are an organization Stanford University defines as “far right.”

Formed in 2016, it is composed only of men who profess values such as Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, and xenophobia.

According to Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, the Proud Boys were founded by Gavin McInnes and were designated as a terrorist entity by the Canadian government in 2021.

Enrique Tarrio was known for having led operations for Proud Boys in Miami, Florida, and was subsequently appointed as the organization’s national director. His presence within the Proud Boys has been used as “evidence” that the group does not promote white supremacy.