US Capitol Police will launch disciplinary action in six cases after ‘violations’ during January 6 riots

By Reuters and Dailymail.com Reporter

The police bureau launched 38 internal investigations and was able to identify the officers involved in 26 of the cases. Some of the complaints contained too little information to identify the officer involved. In 20 of the cases, no wrongdoing was found, the department said Photo: AP

An internal investigation into US Capitol Police during the January 6 riots has recommended disciplinary action in six cases, according to the department.

The police bureau launched 38 internal investigations and was able to identify the officers involved in 26 of the cases. Some of the complaints contained too little information to identify the officer involved. In 20 of the cases, no wrongdoing was found, the department said.

The officers in the six cases involving misconduct have not been named.

In the six cases, disciplinary action was recommended for violations including ‘conduct unbecoming,’ failure to comply with directions, improper remarks and improper dissemination of information, according to the statement.

A separate case, started after a criminal investigation in which charges were not filed, into an official accused of unsatisfactory performance and conduct unbecoming is still pending.

An internal investigation into US Capitol Police has recommended disciplinary action in six cases, according to the department

The police bureau launched 38 internal investigations and was able to identify the officers involved in 26 of the cases. Some of the complaints contained too little information to identify the officer involved. In 20 of the cases, no wrongdoing was found, the department said

Following a fiery speech by Republican then-President Donald Trump, hundreds of his supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to stop the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential election victory. Four people died in the melee, one shot by a police officer and three others of natural causes.

The department said in February that 35 U.S. Capitol Police officers were being investigated.

In the six cases, disciplinary action was recommended for violations including ‘conduct unbecoming,’ failure to comply with directions, improper remarks and improper dissemination of information, according to the statement

The department’s statement came after Democratic U.S. Representative Tim Ryan said two officers had been suspended for their actions that day. One had taken a selfie with a protester, while another wore a Trump-supporting hat and had directed rioters around the building.

It was not clear whether those officers were among the six cases in which disciplinary action was recommended.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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