According to The Washington Post, several Capitol Police officers have been suspended and more than a dozen are “under investigation for suspected involvement with or inappropriate support for” the pro-Trump insurrection at the Capitol last week.
Eight separate investigations have been launched into the actions of Capitol officers, according to one congressional aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the status of the internal review.
In one of the cases, officers had posted what Capitol Police investigators found to be messages showing support for the rally on Wednesday that preceded the attack on the complex, including touting President Trump’s baseless contention that the election had been stolen through voter fraud, the aide said.
In a statement Monday night, acting Capitol police chief Yogananda Pittman said “several” officers have been suspended.
“The Department also has been actively reviewing video and other open source materials of some USCP officers and officials that appear to be in violation of Department regulations and policies,” she said. “Our Office of Professional Responsibility will investigate these behaviors for disciplinary action, up to, and including, termination.”
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), whose committee has financial oversight of the Capitol Police, told reporters on Monday that the officer caught on camera posing for a selfie with an insurrectionist is one of those who has been suspended.
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