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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Six Capitol cops suspended for alleged actions throughout riot

Six Capitol cops have been suspended with pay and one other 29 are below investigation following final month’s lethal riot, the division mentioned.

Capitol police spokesman John Stolnis informed NBC Information that the company’s Workplace of Skilled Accountability is wanting into the actions of the 35 officers in the course of the Jan. 6 assault.

The riot left 5 individuals lifeless, together with Capitol police Officer Brian Sicknick.

“Performing Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her division whose conduct isn’t in line with the Division’s Guidelines of Conduct will face acceptable self-discipline,” Stolnis mentioned.

NBC Information reported in January that “a number of” U.S. Capitol cops have been suspended and at the very least 10 extra have been below investigation following the riot.

Pittman mentioned on the time that video and different proof found throughout an inner probe seems to indicate that some officers and officers violated division insurance policies.

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who chairs one of many committees that oversees the Capitol police, informed reporters that one of many suspended officers appeared to have taken a selfie with members of the mob.

One other officer was suspended after he was seen carrying a “Make American Nice Once more” hat and directing individuals contained in the constructing, Ryan mentioned.

Ryan mentioned 10 to 15 extra officers have been being investigated, though he couldn’t present particulars concerning the extent of these investigations.

Capitol police Chief Steven Sund introduced his resignation the day after the riot, amid intense scrutiny over the division’s response to the siege.

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