Capitol Police Suspends 6 Officers, Investigates Dozens More After Capitol Riots : Capitol Insurrection Updates

February 19, 2021 ☼ jan6capitol-police

Source: NPR - Link

The U.S. Capitol Police has suspended six officers with pay for their actions on Jan. 6, when a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to stop the certification of President Biden’s Electoral College victory, according to a department statement.

An additional 29 officers remain under investigation as part of the department’s ongoing probe into the events that unfolded that day.


Videos from the day of the attack appear to show some officers escorting rioters inside the building. In one video, USCP officers can be seen opening barricades allowing the mob to enter the Capitol complex without resistance.

At least 140 Capitol Police officers sustained injuries during the riot, according to a statement by Gus Papathanasiou, chairman of the USCP Labor Committee, the union representing Capitol Police officers.

I have a feeling that some officers look complicit out of fear. They were left in danger by the administration.