Two U.S. Capitol Police officers had been suspended and a minimum of 10 extra are underneath investigation over the deadly pro-Trump insurrection last week, a congressman stated Monday.
Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who chairs one of many committees that oversees the federal regulation enforcement company, instructed reporters that one of many officers was suspended instantly for showing to take a selfie with members of the mob.
Another officer was suspended after he was seen with a Make American Great Again hat on and directing individuals contained in the constructing, Ryan stated.
Ryan didn’t determine the officers. During the Zoom name, Ryan stated he believed that one officer had been arrested however a spokesman later clarified that the congressman misspoke. There have been no arrests, the spokesman stated.
Ryan stated one other 10-15 officers had been being investigated, although he could not present particulars on the extent of these investigations.
“The main point is the Capitol police are looking at everybody involved that could have potentially facilitated at a big level or a small level,” he stated.
A spokeswoman for the division didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The obvious arrest and suspensions come days after the division’s chief, Steven Sund, announced his resignation over the occasions of Jan. 6, and amid intense scrutiny over the division’s response to the mob’s assault on the Capitol.
Five individuals died in the course of the assault, including Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, who was reportedly bludgeoned with a hearth extinguisher.
Tim Stelloh is a reporter for NBC News based mostly in California.
Alex Moe is a Capitol Hill producer for NBC News overlaying the House of Representatives.
Haley Talbot is an affiliate producer within the NBC News Washington bureau.