U.S. Capitol Police Investigating Some of Its Own For Actions During Capitol Breach

The U.S. Capitol Police force is turning inward, investigating 35 of its own officers for their actions during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, and six have been suspended with pay, the police department said in a statement on Friday.

Spokesman John Stolnis said:

“Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior is not in keeping with the department’s rules of conduct will face appropriate discipline.”

Investigators have been looking into the response by the Capitol Police officers on Jan. 6 and whether any of the officers may have aided the rioters, according to congressional aides and some lawmakers.

Just days after the attack, it was disclosed that two officers had been suspended, according to Democratic Representative Tim Ryan.

One had taken a selfie with a protester, while another wore a Trump-supporting hat and was directing protesters around the building, Ryan told reporters.

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  1. Brad

    Nancy Pelosi should also be investigate about what she knew about it and when she was 1st informed of it. AOC was informed 1 week prior by her own admission. So I am sure that Pelosi was warned before it happened. She is responsible for security at the Capital, so she should be held accountable for not making sure there was enough security there to stop it, before it started. She should be held for murder.

    • Joi Juaire-Darfler

      I certainly can understand why AOC would be terrified enough though she was not at the WH during the riot on 01-06-2021.
      Wherever she was, it was known that she was a target by white supremacists, etc., and if her location was known or could be located, she would certainly have reason to fear for her life!
      And officer Sicknick would still be alive if it weren’t for the riot/insurrection fueled by voting fraud lies.

  2. Marie

    It’s about time, because we saw a video where the Capitol policeman was ushering the rioters inside the building interior stairs, we now believe that this was planned by the Democrat’s handlers who brought in the rioters (who some said were the Antifa gang), in Vans to violently disrupt the proceedings,for them to again blame it all on Trump. One Capitol police said that they were sent home early in the morning before the hearings and were wondering why when they needed more police as they were expecting a big show of support for Trump. She said she went back right away when she saw what was happening on TV.

  3. Jeanette Dickerson

    Excuse me but, since rioters are being hit with jail time & more, I say what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, actually, given the circumstances, the capital police have a greater responsibility, that of keeping our capitol secure. Therefore the officers identified should face a much greater charge than a simple suspension & certainly NOT with pay. Theirs is much more a serious offense. A mere slap on the hand is far from appropriate. Their punishment is certainly due more than what is doled out to those of the lesser crime than those given entrance into & a guided tour of the capitol by those responsible for keeping unauthorized people out. One outraged American citizen.

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