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World 35 Capitol Police Officers Under Investigation in Connection With Riot

01:27  19 february  2021
01:27  19 february  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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Two US Capitol Police officers were suspended and at least 10 more are under investigation for their behavior during last week's assault on the Capitol , and federal agents will look at whether current and former law enforcement officers played a role in the riot .

(Reuters) - As investigators seek to identify rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol , police departments in Virginia and Washington state have placed officers on leave as authorities examine whether they took part in unlawful acts while off-duty. The police department in the small town of Rocky Mount, Virginia, said on Sunday it had placed two officers on administrative leave after it learned they attended an "event" in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday while off-duty. "The Town of Rocky Mount fully supports all lawful expressions of freedom of speech and assembly by its employees but does not condone the

Almost three dozen U.S. Capitol Police officers are under investigation for their conduct during last month's violent attack on the federal complex they are primarily assigned to protect.

a person standing in front of a building: 35 Capitol Police officers are reportedly being investigated for their actions during the January 6 insurrection. In the photograph above, two Capitol Police officers patrol the U.S. Capitol grounds following the conclusion of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on February 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. © Brandon Bell/Getty 35 Capitol Police officers are reportedly being investigated for their actions during the January 6 insurrection. In the photograph above, two Capitol Police officers patrol the U.S. Capitol grounds following the conclusion of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on February 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

Of the 35 officers involved in the Capitol Police's ongoing internal inquiry, led by the law enforcement agency's Office of Professional Responsibility, six were suspended with pay on Thursday afternoon, according to a spokesperson who shared the update with Fox 5 DC's Lindsay Watts.

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As investigators seek to identify rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol , police departments in Virginia and Washington state have placed officers on leave as authorities examine whether they took part in unlawful acts while off-duty. Fire departments in Florida and New York City have also said they reported to federal authorities allegations that some of their 3 presidential election. The police department in the small town of Rocky Mount, Virginia, said on Sunday it had placed two officers on administrative leave after it learned they attended an "event" in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday while off-duty.

"Our Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the actions of 35 police officers from that day. We currently have suspended six of those officers with pay," the agency's statement read. "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."

News of the internal investigation's progress comes more than a month after thousands of former President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6. Those who participated in the siege did so to overturn results of the November election, which Trump and his proponents had contested for months after polls closed. Five people, including one Capitol Police officer, died as a result of the riot, while dozens of others suffered injuries.

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US investigators have opened 275 criminal cases and charged roughly 98 individuals in connection to last week's pro-President Donald Trump riot at the US Capitol , federal officials said Friday, emphasizing they are focused on rounding up the most violent offenders. Police being investigated . Authorities are investigating a growing number of current law enforcement officers who allegedly participated in the riots . "Unfortunately as this case goes on we're seeing indications that law enforcement officers , both former and current, maybe who have been off duty, participating in this

Ongoing investigations of the Capitol Riot are focusing in part on officials who are trained and entrusted to protect the nation and its government — police officers and other first responders. Two Capitol Police officers , members of the department that protects the national seat of government, have • A Maryland police officer was suspended with pay, pending the results of an investigation of the officer 's potential involvement with the riot . • A recently-retired firefighter from Pennsylvania was arrested Thursday on charges he threw a fire extinguisher at Capitol Police officers who were trying

Newsweek contacted the Capitol Police for confirmation and further comment but did not hear back before publication.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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