Two Minneapolis brothers charged in riot related Third Precinct building burglary

Two north Minneapolis brothers are accused of livestreaming themselves breaking into and destroying property inside the Third Precinct during the Minneapolis riots

Rory Amsler, left, and Trevor Amsler, right

Two north Minneapolis brothers have been charged in Hennepin County related the looting of the Third Precinct police station in the riots that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody on Memorial Day. 

Rory Alexander Amsler, 29, and Trevor James Amsler, 26, both of north Minneapolis, are accused of breaking into the precinct and destroying property after rioters breached the barricades surrounding the building and set it on fire on the night of May 28, according to charges.

Charges say the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office obtained a copy of a Facebook Live video that was posted by Rory Amsler on May 29. The video showed the brothers walking on the second floor of the Third Precinct. Trevor Amsler allegedly damaged property and burglarized the office, while Rory videotaped the activity.

The suspects were each charged with one count of second-degree burglary and were booked into Hennepin County Jail earlier this month. Each posted $40,000 bail and were released from custody, according to court records. Trevor Amsler is scheduled to make his next court appearance on July 8 and Rory Amsler on July 25.

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