‘Several’ Capitol Police Officers Suspended for Conduct During Riot
Several Capitol Police officers have been suspended pending an investigation into their roles in Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol, new acting chief Yogananda Pittman said late Monday.
Earlier in the day, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) told reporters: “I know that there were two people that were suspended. One was the selfie officer and another was an officer that put a MAGA hat on that started directing some people around.”
Ryan, who is chair of the House Appropriations subcommittee overseeing the investigation into the Capitol Police’s response to the riot, did not provide further details about the suspensions or the names of the officers. The Democratic lawmaker also said that “approximately 10 to 15” Capitol Police officers were under investigation for their conduct during the insurrection but that there is no evidence the riot was part of a broader “inside job” or that members of the department purposefully cooperated or organized with the rioters.