Update 7:25 pm. ET: An earlier version of this story reported that a law enforcement officer has been arrested due to their conduct during the Capitol siege. The office of Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) issued a clarification after publishing that there have not, in fact, been any arrests of law enforcement. The following story has been updated.
Two US Capitol Police Officers have been suspended for their actions during the Capitol Hill protests on January 6th. One allegedly took a selfie with a protester and a second whom was wearing a MAGA hat.
A third officer is being investigated but it is not known which if any law enforcement agency he was with.
All told, there are about 15 investigations into their behavior during the breach of the Capitol Building.
Business Insider noted:
Amid the violence, a video circulated on social media showing one officer taking a selfie with an individual entering the Capitol building. Capitol Police have not yet announced his identity.
One of the insurrectionists who entered House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office told the New York Times he also tried to enter Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office. He said when he couldn’t find it, he asked one Capitol Police officer, who directed him.
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) originally reported that the officers had been arrested but later admitted that was not the truth. They are however under investigation. Funny though, when Capitol Police went along with BLM, there were no investigations. Ryan now says that there are between 10 and 15 investigations ongoing over the police behavior during the siege of the Capitol. He says there is no inside job but just a few examples of what individual officers did.
The attack on the Capitol last Wednesday occurred following a massive rally for President Donald Trump in protest of his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden. After the gathering, a mob of protesters marched to the Capitol and entered the building — some calmly and others through force — as Congress met to count the Electoral College votes and certify Biden’s win.
One protester was fatally shot by Capitol Police during the attack, and four others died of purported medical emergencies. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died days later from injuries sustained by protesters during the siege, and another officer, Howard Liebengood, died by suicide following the incident.
CBS News is reporting that several officers have reported wanting to harm themselves. One female officer turned in her gun, claiming that she was afraid what she might do.