Six Capitol Police Officers Recommended for Discipline for Actions During Jan. 6 Riot

A United States Capitol Police (USCP) investigation has recommended six of its officers for discipline for their actions during the Jan. 6 riot.

USCP said in a statement on Sept. 11 that its Office of Professional Responsibility opened 38 internal investigations related to the Jan. 6 riot, in which the U.S. Attorney’s Office had found no sufficient evidence of crimes committed by officers.

Investigators identified officers involved in 26 of the cases and in 20, no wrongdoing was found.

Of the other six, USCP recommended disciplinary action for violations, including conduct unbecoming, failure to comply with directives, improper remarks, and improper dissemination of information.

USCP did not name the officers and did not specify the details of the incidents because “internal investigations, including any recommended disciplinary actions, as well as personnel matters are not public information.”

“The six sustained cases should not diminish the heroic efforts of the United States Capitol Police officers,” USCP further said.

The statement came ahead of a planned Sept. 18 rally at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump in solidarity for those arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 riot.


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