A Los Angeles police officer who attended the pro-Trump rally just before last week’s deadly US Capitol riot has been directed to speak to the FBI, department officials said.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore said the unnamed officer admitted to being at the “Stop the Steal” rally on Wednesday when President Trump spoke on the National Mall.
But the officer said he left “prior to any other activity and did not participate in anything that occurred at the Capitol,” the Los Angeles Times reported.
The cop insisted he was back at his accommodations in DC when rioters later stormed the Capitol but was still ordered to speak with FBI investigators about his conduct, Michel told reporters Tuesday.
“This event, this action against our nation’s Capitol, and the sanctity of that democratic process being interrupted by riotous mobs – if anyone in this department had any role in that, first of all, they are to identify themselves,” the chief said, adding