Tag Archives: Capitol Police

House Republicans Plot To Investigate Capitol Police

Politico reports: GOP lawmakers, if they flip the chamber in November, are planning to use their new power to search for more answers on security lapses related to the siege by Trump supporters and how the Capitol Police has adjusted in wake of the breach. Republicans also want to look at restructuring the secretive board that governs the protection of …

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Man Kills Himself After Crash Into US Capitol Barricade

From the United States Capitol Police: Just after 4:00 a.m., a man drove his car into the vehicle barricade at East Capitol Street and Second Street. While the man was getting out of the car, it became engulfed in flames. The man then fired several shots into the air along East Capitol Street. When our officers heard the sound of …

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Campaign Aides Blasted Trump’s Ignoring Of Dead Cop: Everything He Said About Backing The Blue Was A Lie

Politico reports: Two of the senior-most aides to former President Donald Trump — Tim Murtaugh, communications director for his reelection campaign, and Matthew Wolking, a campaign spokesman — slammed their candidate for failing to acknowledge the death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick in the days following the Jan. 6 attack. Murtaugh called Trump’s silence “shitty.” He then said: …

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Cop Injured By Rioters: “Our Own President Set Us Up”

The Huffington Post reports: After Tuesday’s bombshell hearing investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell said he holds former President Donald Trump personally responsible for the injuries he sustained defending the Capitol. “Our own president set us up,” Gonnell said in an interview with HuffPost. “I just feel betrayed. The president should be doing everything …

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Capitol Cop Testifies To Assault By Proud Boys [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The prime-time hearing featured dramatic video of the Proud Boys, a right-wing extremist group, leading the assault on the Capitol, and the emotional testimony of a Capitol Police officer who suffered a traumatic brain injury at the hands of the mob. “What I saw was a war scene,” the officer, Caroline Edwards, one of the …

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Capitol Police To Increase Security In Case Of Convoy

Via press release from the Capitol Police: Law enforcement agencies across the National Capital Region are aware of plans for a series of truck convoys arriving in Washington, DC around the time of the State of the Union. As with any demonstration, the USCP will facilitate lawful First Amendment activity. The USCP is closely coordinating with local, state and federal …

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Armed Cultist Collared In DC, Wanted To Discuss Riot

NBC News reports: Capitol Police have arrested a woman who went to the department’s Washington, D.C., headquarters with multiple firearms because she “wanted to talk” to officers about last year’s Capitol riot. Kery Lynn McAttee, 58, told officers she drove from Michigan because she had information regarding the Jan. 6 riot she wanted to discuss, according to the Capitol Police. …

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Capitol Police Officer Sues Trump Over Brain Injury

CNN reports: US Capitol Police Officer Briana Kirkland is suing former President Donald Trump for the physical and emotional pain she endured, including a traumatic brain injury, because of the Capitol insurrection, according to a new filing in DC District Court. Her complaint adds to other similar lawsuits, including from other police officers, seeking to hold Trump accountable for civil …

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Another DC Cop Sues Trump For Inciting Insurrection

The Hill reports: Another Capitol Police officer has filed a lawsuit against former President Trump, alleging that he “directed” and “abetted” the assault of police officers on Jan. 6, just two days before the one-year anniversary of the attack. U.S. Capitol Police officer Marcus J. Moore, a ten-year veteran of the force, filed his lawsuit against Trump in the U.S. …

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Trump Seeks Dismissal Of Suit Brought By Capitol Cops

The Financial Review reports: Former President Donald Trump is seeking dismissal of a suit accusing him of sparking the January 6 Capitol riot, arguing that speakers at political rallies don’t have a “legally enforceable duty of care” to adversaries or others “who might find themselves in the path of impassioned supporters”. Trump, sued in August by eight Capitol Police officers …

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Cop Beaten In Capitol Riot Resigns From Police Force

The Washington Post reports: Michael Fanone, the D.C. police officer who was dragged into a mob and beaten during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and later publicly excoriated lawmakers and others who downplayed the attack, said he submitted his resigned from the force Monday. The 41-year-old officer will officially depart Dec. 31 after using previously acquired leave. …

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200 Capitol Police Have Left Force Since January 6th

Axios reports: 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 …

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Cop Accused Of Helping Rioter Hide Evidence Resigns

The Hill reports: An officer accused of obstructing the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol resigned from the Capitol Police force, the man’s legal team confirmed to The Hill on Friday. The attorneys for Michael Angelo Riley told The Hill in a statement that the move came after a “distinguished” 26-year career with the force. “As is …

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Cop Pleads Not Guilty To Helping Rioter Hide Evidence

Law & Crime reports: A U.S. Capitol Police officer pleaded not guilty to helping a Facebook friend scrub evidence of participation in the Jan. 6 siege of the complex he was sworn to defend. Officer Michael Angelo Riley, who has more than 25 years of experience, allegedly helped a man he barely knew — known only as “Person 1” in …

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Capitol Cop Arrested For Helping Rioter Hide Evidence

The Associated Press reports: A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges after prosecutors say he helped to hide evidence of a rioter’s involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The officer, Michael A. Riley, is accused of tipping off someone who participated in the riot by telling them to remove posts from Facebook that had …

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Docs Show Feds Were Warned Rioters Planned Violence

Politico reports: On Dec. 24, a private intelligence company that works with law enforcement issued a grave warning: Users of a pro-Trump internet forum were talking about turning violent on Jan. 6. “[A] supposedly violent insurrection by [Trump’s] supporters has ‘always been the plan,’” read a briefing by that company, SITE Intelligence Group. SITE sent this bulletin and others to …

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Man In “Suspicious Vehicle” Arrested At Supreme Court

CNN reports: US Capitol Police on Tuesday took into custody a suspect from a “suspicious vehicle” parked near the Supreme Court after giving the person commands and using a flash bang device. They said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon they don’t know what motivated the man who they identified as Dale Paul Melvin, 55, from Kimball, Michigan. Deputy Chief …

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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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