Jan. 11 (UPI) — Not less than two officers of the U.S. Capitol Police have been suspended and at the very least 10 extra are below investigation for his or her actions through the violent mob takeover of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, a U.S. congressman stated Monday.
Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who chairs the Home Appropriations subcommittee dealing with the investigation, stated authorities are investigating whether or not officers of the Capitol Police collaborated with the pro-Trump demonstrators who mobbed the Capitol.
One officer suspended was captured on video posing for a selfie with a rioter. One other officer “put a MAGA hat on [and] began directing some folks round,” Ryan stated in a Zoom press name.
The Capitol police are ” all people concerned that might have probably facilitated at an enormous degree or a small degree,” Ryan stated.
Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, together with sergeants at arms for each the U.S. Home and Senate resigned Thursday over the botched response to the Capitol riot.
Investigators vowed to “resolve these breakdowns and stop them from ever taking place once more,” Ryan stated Thursday in an announcement.
5 folks died through the Wednesday afternoon riot, when Trump supporters trying to cease the certification of President-elect Joe Biden breached the U.S. Capitol. Capitol officer Brian Sicknick died through the riot after being bludgeoned with a fireplace extinguisher. One other officer, Howard Liebengood, died by suicide Saturday.