In the wake of the lethal assault on the U.S. Capitol final month, six Capitol Police officers have been suspended with pay and one other 29 officers are beneath investigation, a spokesman for the division mentioned, in accordance with studies.”Our Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the actions of 35 law enforcement officials from that day,” spokesman John Stolnis informed FOX 5 of Washington, D.C. “Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her division whose conduct isn’t in step with the Department’s Rules of Conduct will face acceptable self-discipline.”Stolnis didn’t specify what allegations led to the suspensions or why the officers have been being investigated.Just a few officers have been accused of permitting the rioters to breach the Capitol with no pushback – regardless of the numerous outnumbered officers who struggled to maintain them out – and not less than two rioters have informed the FBI an officer mentioned to them, “This is your own home now” when rioters smashed their means within the constructing, FOX 5 reported.
The U.S. Capitol is seen behind the razor fence across the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (Associated Press)
CAPITOL POLICE UNION DELIVERS OVERWHELMING VOTE OF ‘NO CONFIDENCE’ Days after the riot, Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio mentioned two officers had been suspended – one for allegedly taking a selfie with a rioter and the opposite for placing on a MAGA hat whereas on obligation.More than 250 folks have been arrested for allegedly collaborating within the Jan. 6 riot that compelled lawmakers to enter hiding whereas certifying the presidential election outcomes and left 5 others useless, together with Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Approximately 140 Capitol and Metropolitan Police officers have been additionally injured, some significantly. Two officers additionally dedicated suicide after the assault.CAPITOL RIOT HEARING ANNOUNCED WITH POLICE, SERGEANT AT ARMS, AS SENATORS EXAMINE SECURITY FAILURES The FBI says it’s nonetheless searching for a whole lot of different suspects seen in video of the riot.Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund resigned the day after the riot, together with the House and Senate sergeants-at-arms.This month, Capitol Police officers issued an “overwhelming” vote of no confidence within the division’s management.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Rules committees have additionally introduced an oversight listening to on Feb. 23 to look at safety failures on the day of the riot.