Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton called for the creation of a 9/11-like commission to investigate the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Trump that led to the death of five people, including a Capitol Police officer, and sent lawmakers scurrying for safety last Wednesday.
“The Capitol Police clearly underestimated what the event was going to be, the nature of the crowd, and made no plans to collaborate, cooperate, seek additional assistance until after the crowd showed up on their front doorstep. And then it was too late,” Bratton told John Catsimatidis in an interview that aired Sunday on WABC 770 AM.
“I cannot believe that it happened in Washington because they’ve done this for 50 years,” he added. “They know how to deal with these demonstrations … They decided to go low-key on this. And that’s going to be part of the investigation. Why did they low-key it? Why were the officers not in riot gear?