6 Capitol Police Officers Suspended For Actions During Riot

Six Capitol Police officers have been suspended and 29 more are being investigated for their alleged roles in the attack on the U.S. Capitol last month.


In a statement to Fox 5, the department said it is currently investigating 35 officers, six of whom have been suspended with pay.

It’s unclear what specifically the suspended officers are accused of, but a spokesperson said any behavior “not in keeping with the Department’s Rules of Conduct will face appropriate discipline.”

Two officers were already suspended the week following the insurrection after one took a selfie with a rioter, while another wore a Make America Great Again hat and directed people around, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said.

Capitol Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Forbes.


Capitol Police officers have been largely praised for their response to the riots, while Congress is investigating failures of leadership to prepare and respond to the attack. Lawmakers want to award Congressional Gold Medals to officers who protected the building and have highlighted the actions of officer Eugene Goodman, who led a group of rioters away from the Senate chamber and helped Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) escape. But still, the attack has left lasting scars on the force. Three officers have died as a direct result of the insurrection. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died from injuries sustained during the attack, and two officers died by suicide in the days that followed.

From www.forbes.com

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