Six Capitol officers suspended and 35 under investigation for role in Jan. 6 riot

Six Capitol officers suspended and 35 under investigation for role in Jan. 6 riot


Six U.S. Capitol Police officers were suspended without pay, as 35 undergo an investigation related to the riot on Jan. 6 that left several people dead, according to the department’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

Several officers were suspended after the incident, and one officer, 42-year-old Brian Sicknick, died after injuries he suffered facing rioters.

“Our Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the actions of 35 police officers from that day,” a spokesperson said. “We currently have suspended six of those officers with pay. Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior is not in keeping with the Department’s Rules of Conduct will face appropriate discipline.”

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Pittman took over the agency after former Chief Steven Sund resigned on the day of the riot, following calls by lawmakers, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to step down from his post.

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