About 200 officers have left the U.S. Capitol Police force since the deadly Jan. 6 riot, the department’s inspector general Michael Bolton told a Senate panel Tuesday.
Flashback: A union chief said in April that the force was facing dwindling numbers and low morale, adding later that it would potentially take years to hire and train more officers to recoup its ranks.
Some 140 officers from several departments were injured during the riot. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died trying to defend the building, and another USCP officer was one of four to die by suicide after responding to the riot.
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About 200 Capitol Police officers have left since the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which injured 140 officers, the inspector general told senators.
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