Six United States Capitol Police officers were suspended and a total of 35 are under investigation for their actions during the deadly insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6.
“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,” United States Capitol Police Department said in a statement to The Hill.
The chaos at the Capitol injured over 100 people and killed five, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. Two officers committed suicide after responding to the attack. According to The Hill, Pittman said in a statement that the department was “actively reviewing video and other open-source materials of some USCP officers and officials that appear to be in violation of Department regulations and policies.
“Our Office of Professional Responsibility will investigate these behaviors for disciplinary action, up to, and including termination,” Pittman said in an earlier statement. “Several USCP officers have already been suspended pending the outcome of their investigations.
More than 250 people have been charged so far in connection with the riot, and investigators say they’re still looking potentially for hundreds more.
Members of the US Capitol Police issued a vote of no confidence in the force’s top leaders earlier this week.