Where, as a result of their conduct during last week’s attack on the US Capitol, US Capitol Police officers have been suspended, with at least 10 more being investigated for their acts.
On Monday, January 11, Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democratic senator, told reporters that during the riots, one of the officers took a selfie with someone and the other put on a “Make America Great Again” hat.
He said the Capitol police were looking at anyone involved who could in some way have encouraged the incursion “at a large or small level.”
“They don’t want an officer working on the inauguration of Joe Biden, according to him, who didn’t do the job at the January 6 case.”
At least 10 other Capitol police officers are being prosecuted for their involvement in the riot, a spokesman for the Congressman also said.
In a release, Monday night, acting Chief Yogananda Pittman of Capitol Police said several officers were suspended.
She said the department ‘has been actively monitoring certain USCP officers and officials’ video and other open-source documents, which tend to be in violation of Department regulations and policies. These actions will be reviewed by our Office of Professional Accountability for disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Pending the results of their inquiries, some USCP officers have already been suspended.”
On Wednesday, January 6, hundreds of Trump supporters overwhelmed law enforcement officers to storm the Capitol building, certifying the results of the US election, leading to the deaths of five people.