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United States Capitol PoliceLast Updated: January 3, 2022

Executive Summary

Several U.S. Capitol Police officers have been suspended for actions during the Capitol insurrection, according to Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman.

Pittman made the announcement just hours after Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who oversees the subcommittee that funds the department, said one officer who was suspended took a selfie with rioters, and another was allegedly seen wearing a MAGA hat and directing rioters while on duty during the mob break-in.
An additional 10-15 officers from the Capitol Police are under investigation over their role in the insurrection, per Ryan.

U.S. Capitol Police were reportedly investigating the role of 35 officers during the January 6 riot.

Press Coverage

  • Officers With Capitol Police, Anne Arundel Police Suspended For Alleged Actions During Capitol Insurrection

    Published on January 12, 2021 Read at DCist


  • MEMO: January 6th Research for Public Wise (Media Matters Action Network)