Tag: United States Capitol Police

William J. Walker, Sidelined on Jan. 6, Has New Job Securing Capitol

WASHINGTON — As a mob of President Donald J. Trump’s supporters rampaged through the Capitol on Jan. 6, William J. Walker, who was commanding the District of Columbia National Guard, watched helplessly, waiting for hours for approval to deploy his troops to help a badly overrun police force put down the deadly riot. He suspected […]

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U.S. Capitol Police Recommend Disciplinary Action in 6 Cases From Jan. 6 Attack

So now for the latest in the Insurrection Saga: the U.S. Capitol Police recommended disciplinary action in six cases on Saturday, following an internal review stemming from the Jan. 6 attack. From ABC News : The department’s Office of Professional Responsibility opened 38 internal investigations and was able to identify 26 of the officers involved, […]

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Capitol Police Inquiry Into Jan. 6 Riot Recommends Disciplining Six Officers

WASHINGTON — Capitol Police investigators have recommended disciplinary action against six police officers for their actions during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, when Trump supporters stormed the building in an effort to stop the certification of President Biden’s victory. Three officers were singled out for unbecoming conduct, one officer for failure to comply […]

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Capitol Officer Defends Shooting Ashli Babbitt and Reveals His Identity

According to video of the encounter, as rioters shattered the lobby doors, Ms. Babbitt tried to climb through a hole in the glass. A person on the other side fired a single shot, causing her to fall back and pushing the intruders back. The bullet hit her in the left shoulder, and she was taken […]

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Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump and Allies Over Election Lies and Jan. 6

A few weeks after the election, the lawsuit says, a key organizer of the Stop the Steal movement that promoted false claims of election fraud, Ali Alexander, appeared at a rally outside the State Capitol in Georgia with the leader of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio. “We’re going to stop the steal,” the suit quotes […]

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Capitol Police Clear Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt

The Capitol Police announced on Monday that it had cleared a lieutenant who fatally shot a rioter inside the Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack, after an extensive investigation found that he acted lawfully and potentially saved lawmakers and aides from serious harm or death. The department’s decision to formally close the case followed a […]

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North Carolina Man Is Charged in Capitol Bombing Threat

WASHINGTON — A man who claimed he had a bomb in his pickup truck outside the U.S. Capitol a day earlier was charged on Friday with threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction, the Justice Department said. The man, Floyd Ray Roseberry, of Grover, N.C., was also charged with making a threat using explosives […]

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Why Do Republicans Hate Cops?

WASHINGTON — It was, I must admit, a virtuoso performance by Sean Hannity. Not since the sheriff in “Blazing Saddles” put a gun to his own head and took himself hostage has anyone executed such a nutty loop de loop. Opening his show Tuesday night, Hannity gave a monologue defending the police (and lacing into […]

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Blue Lives Matter? During Emotional Testimony, Officers Recall How MAGA Insurrectionists Almost Killed a Cop and Repeatedly Called Another the N-Word

Aquilino Gonell, sergeant of the U.S. Capitol Police, Michael Fanone, officer for the Metropolitan Police Department, and Harry Dunn (far right), private first class of the U.S. Capitol Police, listen while Daniel Hodges, officer for the Metropolitan Police Department, testifies during a hearing of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the […]

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Florida Man Becomes First Person Sentenced on Felony Charges for Role in Capitol Riot

Photo: Jon Cherry (Getty Images) A Florida man became the first person sentenced on felony charges as a result of the Capitol riot on Monday. Advertisement The Associated Press reports Paul Allard Hodgkins, 38, pleaded guilty last month to a count of obstructing an official proceeding as part of an agreement with prosecutors in exchange […]

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Capitol Rioter Who Joined White Supremacist Gang While in Prison for Attempted Murder Sentenced to Time Served

Michael CurzioPhoto: Marion County Jail Have you ever sat around wondering, “What does a white man in America have to do to stay locked up?” Well, if you have, you can, unfortunately, cross “be convicted of attempted murder, join a white supremacist prison gang and then later take part in an attempt to overthrow the […]

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Months After Riot, Capitol Police Face Multiple Crises

Already, Mr. Leahy said, the Capitol Police has delayed purchases of “critical equipment,” such as helmets and protective gear, because of the looming funding lapse. A wellness program that was intended to further address mental health concerns in the agency has been put on a “back burner,” he said. The situation, he said, amounts to […]

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House Opens Jan. 6 Investigation Over Republican Opposition

Representative Michelle Fischbach, Republican of Minnesota, argued that the committee would duplicate existing investigations and engage in “partisan, divisive politics.” “We gave you bipartisan,” Representative Jim McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts, responded, referring to the proposed independent inquiry, which would have had an equal number of Democrat- and Republican-appointed members. “Give me a break. This is […]

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Inside the Capitol Riot: An Exclusive Video Investigation

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” [cheering] They came from all 50 states out of some sense of patriotic duty … “It’s so much more than just rallying for President […]

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Officer Injured in Capitol Riot Asks McCarthy to Disavow Lies About It

WASHINGTON — For weeks, Michael Fanone, a Washington police officer who was seriously injured during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, had asked to meet privately with Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the top House Republican, to discuss the assault, to no avail. So on Friday, when Officer Fanone finally got his session with Mr. McCarthy […]

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F.B.I. Is Pursuing ‘Hundreds’ in Capitol Riot Inquiry, Wray Tells Congress

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. is pursuing potentially hundreds more suspects in the Capitol riot, the agency’s director told Congress on Tuesday, calling the effort to find those responsible for the deadly assault “one of the most far-reaching and extensive” investigations in the bureau’s history. “We’ve already arrested close to 500, and we have hundreds of […]

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Capitol Riot Security Failures Detailed in Senate Report

Yet the Senate investigation found that the department had ample warning weeks earlier that violent extremists, including members of Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, were planning such action, and failed to share it widely or incorporate the warnings into its operational plan for Jan. 6. “Several comments promote confronting members of Congress and carrying firearms […]

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‘Does Anybody Have a Plan?’ Senate Report Details Jan. 6 Security Failures.

The report is the product collaboration among Mr. Peters, Ms. Klobuchar and the top Republicans on the two committees they lead: Senator Rob Portman of Ohio on the Homeland Security Committee and Roy Blunt of Missouri on the Rules Committee. It is limited by its bipartisan nature, given that Republicans have refused to ask questions […]

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Fox News Blocks the Blue, Refuses to Air Ad Featuring Police Officers Condemning Capitol Riot

Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Getty Images) Fox News, the outlet that has perhaps been most instrumental in orchestrating the Back the Blue campaign, refused to air an ad that featured Capitol police officers criticizing the Republican politicians who have tried to downplay the events of Jan. 6. Advertisement According to Newsweek, the minute-long ad featured multiple […]

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Key Questions on Jan. 6 Capitol Attack May Go Unanswered

WASHINGTON — In blocking the formation of an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Republicans in Congress have all but closed off the possibility of a full and impartial accounting for one of the most serious assaults on American democracy in history, leaving unanswered critical questions with broad implications for politics, security […]

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Senate Republicans Filibuster Jan. 6 Inquiry Bill, Blocking a Capitol Riots Investigation

WASHINGTON — Republicans on Friday blocked the creation of an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, using their filibuster power in the Senate for the first time this year to doom a full accounting of the deadliest attack on Congress in centuries. The vote was a stark display of political self-interest by […]

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Subpoena to Twitter Is Said to Concern a Purported Threat to McConnell, Not Nunes

WASHINGTON — The Trump-era Justice Department’s attempt to identify the person behind a Twitter account devoted to mocking Representative Devin Nunes, Republican of California, stemmed from a U.S. Capitol Police investigation into a purported online threat to Senator Mitch McConnell, not to Mr. Nunes, according to two law enforcement officials. The account by the officials, […]

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