Capitol Police Recommend Discipline for Jan. 6 Officers

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The U.S. Capitol Police has recommended disciplinary action in six cases after and internal review of officer behavior stemming from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S Capitol, reports the Washington Post. In a statement released Saturday, the police said the department’s Office of Professional Responsibility opened 38 internal investigations and was able to identify 26 of the officers involved. It said in 20 of the cases, there were no wrongdoings found. “Violations were sustained, and disciplinary action was recommended” for six of the cases — including three for “conduct unbecoming,” one for failure to comply with directions, one for “improper remarks” and one for “improper dissemination of information,” said the police. In their statement, it was unclear whether a case was an individual officer or if an officer could be cited in more than one case.

The statement also said the U.S. attorney’s office didn’t find sufficient evidence that any officers committed a crime. The statement said an internal review of one other case is pending of an official accused of “unsatisfactory performance and conduct unbecoming.” It said that internal investigation started after a criminal investigation, and no charges were filed. The department said the six cases “should not diminish the heroic efforts” of the Capitol Police on Jan. 6.

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