Capitol Police Officers Suspended For Alleged Roles in Pro-Trump Riot

2 Capitol Police Officers Suspended For Alleged Roles in Pro-Trump Riot at US Capitol

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U.S. Capitol police officers take positions as protestors enter the Capitol building during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 election results on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. (Image:Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS)

According to CNN, two United States Capitol Police officers have been suspended and at least 10 others are under investigation, for their alleged roles in last week’s Pro-Trump riot that descended on the U.S. Capitol.

Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) gave an update on his Twitter account:

United States Capitol acting chief of police Yogananda D. Pittman also released a statement:

“The Department also has been actively reviewing video and other open-source materials of some USCP officers and officials that appear to be in violation of Department regulations and policies.  Our Office of Professional Responsibility will investigate these behaviors for disciplinary action, up to, and including termination. Several USCP officers have already been suspended pending the outcome of their investigations.

“The investigation of the January 6 riot is continuing in collaboration with numerous law enforcement agencies and the USCP, along with its law enforcement partners, are aggressively working to identify and arrest those involved in the destruction of property at the U.S. Capitol Complex.  It is our intention to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.”