U.S. Capitol Police Seek to Expand Authority

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41826-2003May26.html?nav=hptoc_m U.S. Capitol Police want the power to make arrests throughout the Washington area, a proposal that some members of Congress criticize as an unwarranted widening of authority beyond the agency's traditional responsibility to protect the Capitol, lawmakers and visitors. The expansion of authority, first discussed publicly at a House subcommittee hearing last week, is one of several requests the force has made recently to Congress. Capitol Police officials want: --to . . .

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