A Capitol Police officer facing disciplinary action told investigators that he posed for a photo with a suspect during the Jan. 6 riot in order to identify him later. But the officer never shared that plan with his supervisor, the Capitol Police’s investigations unit or the FBI. The officer, whose name is redacted from the documents, is one of six facing disciplinary action related to the Jan. 6 riot.
In addition to the cases of unbecoming conduct, a special agent in the department’s Protective Services Bureau faces disciplinary action on an allegation of improper dissemination of information. The allegation stems from a conversation the officer had with a friend the week after the riot in which he allegedly revealed information about the secure location he helped evacuate lawmakers to during the riot.
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The image of the “selfie officer” led to hundreds of complaints to Capitol Police. He’s facing disciplinary action. Another officer faces it after the FBI alerted Capitol Police to a photo of an officer posing w/ a rioter the bureau planned to arrest https://t.co/6jm1IzNbwb
— Bryan Lowry (@BryanLowry3) September 15, 2021
Three of six Capitol Police officers facing disciplinary action over their handling of the Jan. 6 insurrection are under scrutiny for posing for selfies with the rioters, while one is accused of divulging the secure location where lawmakers were evacuated.https://t.co/1yXcz24tHd
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) September 15, 2021