Tag Archives: Capitol Police

Capitol Cop Told Friend Where Lawmakers Hide

McClatchy reports: 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 …

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Capitol Police Brief Congress Leaders On Coming Rally

Roll Call reports: A fence surrounding the Capitol building will go up Friday, ahead of the Justice for J6 rally to support imprisoned pro-Trump rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, House Sergeant-at-Arms William Walker said after a briefing Monday with congressional leaders and Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger. The briefing, which included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House Minority …

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Cop Who Shot QAnon Rioter: “I Saved Countless Lives”

NBC News reports: In the chaotic minutes before he shot and killed Ashli Babbitt during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Lt. Michael Byrd focused his attention on the glass doors leading into the lobby of the U.S. House of Representatives chamber. For Byrd, who is Black, the incident turned his life upside down. He has been in hiding for …

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DC Police On High Alert Ahead Of Coming Cultist Rally

The Daily Beast reports: D.C. police are on high alert ahead of a planned September rally in support of imprisoned Jan. 6 riot suspects, but those close to the ringleader of the original rally want nothing to do with it. Playing on popular pro-Trump talking points, the rally scheduled for Sept. 18 calls for the release of alleged Capitol rioters, …

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Family Of Cop Who Died By Suicide Sues Capitol Rioter

The Washington Post reports: The lawyer for a D.C. police officer who fatally shot himself nine days after he was injured confronting rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6 says a group of cybersleuths has identified one of his attackers. A blow to Officer Jeffrey Smith’s head captured on video shows the 12-year veteran being knocked to the ground, apparently …

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Biden Signs Bill Awarding Medals To DC Police [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden Thursday today signed legislation to award four congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department for protecting Congress during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Under the bill, which passed by voice vote in the Senate Tuesday with no objections, there will be four medals – to be displayed at …

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Senate Unanimously Approves Congressional Gold Medals For Police Who Protected Capitol During Riot

Roll Call reports: Legislation to honor the Capitol Police and Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department with congressional gold medals — recognizing them for their heroism in protecting members of Congress from rioters loyal to then-President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 — is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. The Senate passed, by unanimous consent, a bill that …

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Cop Who Responded To Riot Is Fourth To Die By Suicide

Washington DC’s ABC News affiliate reports: Four law enforcement officers who responded to the Capitol insurrection have now died by suicide, a sobering toll which doubled on Monday, after Metropolitan Police confirmed two of the department’s officers who responded on January 6 recently took their own lives. Officer Kyle DeFreytag served in the city’s 5th District and was at the …

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Cop Who Responded To Riot Is Third To Die By Suicide

ABC News reports: In a closed-door session Tuesday with the House Appropriations Committee, acting D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Robert J. Contee said a third officer who responded to the U.S. Capitol’s riot has died. According to testimony, Contee said D.C. Metro Police Officer Jeffery Smith and Howard Liebengood, a U.S. Capitol Police Officer, both “took their own lives in the …

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REPORT: Trump Called Capitol Police Officers “Pussies”

The Daily Beast reports: In his retelling, Ashli Babbitt — who was shot and killed trying to enter the House chamber on Jan. 6 — wasn’t so much a rioter as she was an “innocent, wonderful, incredible woman.” And, in Trump’s mind, some of the police officers who defended the Capitol that day aren’t the real heroes, calling them liberal …

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New Capitol Police Chief Worried About Riot Repeat

CNN reports: In his first day on the job, Tom Manger — the new chief of the US Capitol Police — said Friday that he would be “a fool to not be concerned” about the threat of more attacks on the Capitol, especially given chatter on extremists’ forums about possible action in August. “The safety and security of the US …

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REPORT: Capitol Police Contractor Uses Nazi Symbols

Roll Call reports: Capitol Police spent $90,075 of taxpayer dollars in 2018 and 2019 to train its specialized Containment Emergency Response Team with Northern Red Inc., a company that publicly displays symbols often associated with the white supremacist movement. Northern Red’s website and Facebook page prominently display the Devil’s Guard Patch, which stems from a 1971 novel titled “Devil’s Guard,” …

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Mother Of Late Capitol Police Officer Seeks Meetings With GOP Senators Before Vote On Riot Commission

Politico reports: The mother of fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick is requesting meetings with GOP senators to push them to support a proposed bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which Republicans are poised to block as soon as Thursday. Gladys Sicknick is seeking sit-downs with every single Senate GOP office on Thursday to emphasize “the importance” …

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New Body Cam Video Shows Attack On Capitol Cop

The Daily Beast reports: Police officer Michael Fanone suffered a heart attack after being beaten up and dragged down the steps of the U.S. Capitol by the Trumpist mob on Jan. 6. Now, for the first time, it’s possible to see that terrifying assault through the officer’s eyes. CNN has obtained body-camera footage showing the moment that MAGA rioters set …

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DC Cop Furious About Riot “Whitewashing” By Cultists: “I Experienced The Most Savage Combat Of My Life”

The Washington Post reports: On Jan. 6, D.C. police officer Michael Fanone was swarmed by a pro-Trump mob and dragged down the Capitol steps, suffering a mild heart attack and a concussion as he was shocked with a stun gun and beaten. In the months since, Fanone said it has been “difficult” to listen to politicians like former president Donald …

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Capitol Officer Investigated For Allegedly Radioing Units To Only Seek Out Anti-Trump Protesters During DC Riot

Politico reports: A Capitol Police official radioed units outside of the building on the morning of Jan. 6 and told them only to scout for anti-Trump troublemakers — not pro-Trump protesters, according to the findings of an internal investigation revealed at a public hearing by Rep. Zoe Lofgren. Lofgren (D-Calif.) revealed the finding while she questioned Capitol Police Inspector General …

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Death Of DC Cop To Remain As “In The Line Of Duty”

Roll Call reports: Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s death will remain classified as a line of duty death after D.C.’s chief medical examiner found the 42-year old’s manner of death was natural and caused by two strokes. Sicknick spent hours defending the Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. He was sprayed with a chemical …

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Medical Examiner: Capitol Cop Died Of Natural Causes

The Washington Post reports: Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes a day after he confronted rioters at the Jan. 6 insurrection, the District’s chief medical examiner has ruled. The ruling, released Monday, likely will make it difficult for prosecutors to pursue homicide charges in the officer’s death. Two men are accused of …

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Congress Was Given Over 14K Hours Of Riot Footage

Politico reports: The Capitol Police shared thousands of hours of Jan. 6 surveillance camera footage with two key congressional committees investigating the mob attack on the building — and provided “numerous” clips to the Democrats prosecuting Donald Trump’s impeachment, the department’s top lawyer revealed Monday. The department provided the footage to the impeachment managers in response to a request from …

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US Capitol Cop Suspended Over Antisemitic Tract

The Washington Post reports: U.S. Capitol Police suspended an officer Monday after a copy of an infamous antisemitic tract was found near a Capitol Hill security post Sunday, alarming a congressional aide who viewed the document in plain sight at the checkpoint. Photographs provided to The Washington Post show a printed copy of the Protocols of the Meetings of the …

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