Jan. 10 (UPI) — A Capitol Police Officer who responded to the siege on the Capitol constructing by supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday died whereas off responsibility on Saturday, the U.S. Capitol Police stated.
Officer Howard Liebengood, 51, who was assigned to the Senate Division and had been with the division since April 2005 died whereas off responsibility three days after the riot that noticed supporters of the current make their means contained in the Capitol constructing as Congress was certifying the outcomes of November’s presidential election.
The reason for Liebengood’s loss of life was not instantly launched.
“We’re reeling from the loss of life of Officer Liebengood,” Gus Apapthansiou, the chairman of Libengood’s police union stated. “Each Capitol Police Officer places the safety of others earlier than their very own security and Officer Liebengood was an instance of the selfless service that’s the hallmark of USCP. This can be a tragic day.”
The White Home lowered its flags to half-staff on Sunday following the loss of life of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died from accidents whereas responding to the mob on Sunday.
One girl, recognized as Ashli Babbit was additionally shot and killed by authorities on the Capitol through the riot. Three others Rosanne Boyland, Benjamin Philip and Kevin Greeson additionally died as a result of medical emergencies.
Within the aftermath of the riot, dozens of individuals have been charged with crimes and President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was completely suspended citing “the chance of additional incitement of violence” after a number of of his tweets through the rebel have been flagged and later eliminated and his account was briefly suspended for 12 hours.
On Saturday evening Amazon’s cloud-computing unit, Amazon Internet Companies, knowledgeable the social media website Parler that it’s going to not present cloud companies to the corporate starting at 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday, CNBC reported.
In an e mail to Parler’s Chief Coverage Officer Amy Peikoff, Amazon stated the platform violated AWS’ phrases of service by persevering with to host “violent content material.”
“AWS offers expertise and companies to clients throughout the political spectrum and we proceed to respect Parler’s proper to find out for itself what content material it is going to enable on its website,” the corporate stated in an e mail to Parler. “Nevertheless, we can’t present companies to a buyer that’s unable to successfully establish and take away content material that encourages or incites violence towards others.”
Google and Apple eliminated the Parler app from their respective app shops over the weekend however customers have been nonetheless capable of entry the service on-line or on their gadgets if they’d already downloaded the app. Until it is ready to discover a new host, Parler will grow to be unavailable as quickly because the Amazon determination goes into impact.
Following the rebel on the Capitol and amid requires him to resign or be faraway from workplace in his closing days of presidency, Trump is about to go to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday.
Though the White Home didn’t present particulars of Trump’s go to it follows the Division of Homeland Safety’s announcement that 450 miles of border fencing had been accomplished throughout his administration.
Trump’s solely in-person public look for the reason that riot got here on Thursday when he awarded professional golfers Annika Sorenstam, Gary Participant and Babe Didrikson Zaharias with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday.