September 22, 2021

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Capitol police recommend disciplinary action against 26 agents in the January 6 attack – Roce Today

The department’s Professional Liability Office opened 38 internal investigations and was able to identify 26 of the officers involved, police said in a statement. He said that in 20 of the cases, no wrongdoing was found.

However, police said “violations were sustained and disciplinary action was recommended” in six of the cases, including three for “improper conduct”, one for non-compliance with instructions, one for “improper remarks” and one for “improper disclosure of information.”

It was not clear in the statement whether a case was a single officer or if an official could be sued in more than one case. The names of the agents involved and details of the behavior or actions leading to the alleged violations were not made public.

The statement also claimed that the U.S. Attorney’s Office found insufficient evidence that none of the officers committed a crime.

More than 600 people are accused in the attack on January 6, in which a crowd loyal to then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, fought the police and tried to stop the certification of election victory for President Joe. Biden.

The statement said an internal review of another case of an official accused of “poor performance and inappropriate conduct” is underway. He said the internal investigation began after a criminal investigation and no charges were filed.

Five people died in the attack on the Capitol and its aftermath, including Trump supporter Ashli ​​Babbitt, who was killed by police. A police officer who fought the mob died later, and several officers later took their own lives.

This week, the USCP provided the information to the Justice Department as part of its ongoing trial against those involved in the January 6 attack.

Police opened an internal investigation in February and announced they would suspend six paid officers. It was not clear in the statement whether they were among those recommended for the discipline.

The department said the six cases “should not diminish the heroic efforts” of the Capitol police on January 6.