Two Police Officers Suspended For Helping Pro-Trump Mob Navigate Their Way Inside Capitol Building

KEY POINTS

  • Hundreds of pro-Trump supporters stormed Congress to stop counting and confirmation of state’s electoral votes.
  • The joined session in Congress was stopped after protestors managed to breach security and accessed the Capitol building.
  • FBI have since established that some capitol police officers were in cahoots with pro-Trump rioters.

Several Capitol Police officers have been suspended in connection with January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol building.

Pro-Trump supporters temporarily managed to stop Congress from counting and confirming state’s electoral votes which was the last process to confirming Joe Biden’s election win.

The two houses of US Congress were meeting in a joint session on Wednesday January 6th to count and confirm each state’s electoral votes.

The pro-Trump supporters marched to the Capitol building after Trump addressed them outside the White House urging them to stage demos.

Police barricading the Capitol building were overwhelmed by hundreds of pro-Trump supporters who forced their way into the chambers.

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Investigation has since established that some Capitol Police officers were in cahoots with pro-Trump rioters.

Several Capitol Police officers have been suspended in connection with the raid at Capitol building. One of the suspended officers took a selfie with a rioter, and another donned a Make America Great Again hat and started directing people around.

The suspensions of Capitol Police officers come as investigators dig through photos and videos posted online showing much of what went on during the attack on the Capitol.

Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman said on Monday evening that some of the images show United States Capitol Police (USCP) officers and officials that appear to be in violation of Department regulations and policies.

The pro-Trump rioters trashed congressional offices and in some cases attacked Capitol Police officers.

“It is our intention to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law,” Pittman said.

Two Capitol Police officers who were on duty during the melee died later, one from physical injuries, and the other by suicide.

Related: Police Officer Commits Suicide Days After Engaging Pro-Trump Rioters Who Stormed Congress

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