DC’s Capitol Police has just suspended six police officers and are investigating another twenty-nine as they probe what happened at the Capitol on January 6th:
* U.S. CAPITOL POLICE SUSPENDS SIX OFFICERS, 35 UNDER INVESTIGATION IN CONNECTION WITH STORMING OF CAPITOL -MSNBC@Reuters
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) February 19, 2021
YAHOO NEWS – Six Capitol police officers have been suspended with pay and another 29 are under investigation following last month’s deadly riot, the department said.
Capitol police spokesman John Stolnis told NBC News that the agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility is looking into the actions of the 35 officers during the Jan. 6 attack
“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,” Stolnis said.
Pittman said at the time that video and other evidence discovered during an internal probe appears to show that some officers and officials violated department policies.
Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who chairs one of the committees that oversees the Capitol police, told reporters that one of the suspended officers appeared to have taken a selfie with members of the mob.
Another officer was suspended after he was seen wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat and directing people inside the building, Ryan said.
Ryan said 10 to 15 more officers were being investigated, although he could not provide details about the extent of those investigations.
Capitol police Chief Steven Sund announced his resignation the day after the riot, amid intense scrutiny over the department’s response to the siege.
I really hate to see law enforcement officers get caught up in the riot like this. I’m sure the media will paint these members who’ve already been suspended as ‘co-conspirators’ or something. Until there’s actual proof of that, we won’t go there. I believe in giving law enforcement the benefit of the doubt until we know more.