6 Capitol Police Officers Suspended In Connection To Capitol Insurrection
The D.C. Capitol Police’s Office of Professional Responsibility is currently investigating 35 officers for connections to January 6 Capitol insurrection and have already suspended six.
The office released a statement Friday stating, “Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior is not in keeping with the Department’s Rules of Conduct will face appropriate discipline.”
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) is heading the House committee overseeing Capitol Police funding has said that members of the Capitol Police may have been complicit with the rioters. The rising suspicion that some Capitol Police officers assisted or were sympathetic to the rioters came from initial photos of an officer posing with rioters for selfies and footage showing an officer wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat while directing rioters. Both of the officers pictured have been suspended for an undisclosed amount of time.
“Our Office of Professional Responsibility will investigate these behaviors for disciplinary action, up to, and including, termination,” Acting Chief Pittman said in Friday’s statement. “Several USCP officers have already been suspended pending the outcome of their investigations.”
It has since been confirmed that a total of six officers have been suspended as a result of the investigation.