Black Capitol Police officers say they were attacked by “racist a– terrorists” during the riots — some of whom repeatedly called them the N-word, according to a report.
Two officers described being subjected to racial abuse — including slurs — during Wednesday’s chaos that left five people dead, including one of their colleagues, BuzzFeed reported.
“I got called [an N-word] 15 times today,” one of the officers, who is a veteran of the force, recalled yelling once the pro-Trump mob dispersed, the outlet reported.
Another officer, who is a newer recruit, described being forced to engage in hand-to-hand combat with the rioters, some of whom hurled Blue Lives Matter flags at them.
“We were telling them to back up and get away and stop, and they’re telling us, they are on our side, and they’re doing this for us, and they’re saying this as I’m getting punched in my face by one of them,” he told the outlet.