Capitol Riot
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Internal report: Capitol Police unprepared for Jan. 6 riot

by Charissa Koh
Posted 4/14/21, 05:14 pm

U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton is expected to describe to members of Congress on Thursday what went wrong with security earlier this year when rioters stormed the Capitol. His investigation reportedly found problems with intelligence gathering, outdated equipment, poor leadership, and faulty dissemination of information. Army Staff Secretary Walter Piatt is quoted telling then–Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund “we don’t like the optics” when he asked for National Guard support.

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Two men charged in attack on Capitol officer

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/15/21, 05:26 pm

Investigators still do not know exactly what killed Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, but they have arrested two rioters on allegations of assaulting him with bear spray. Prosecutors say they have video of Julian Khater of Pennsylvania spraying a chemical substance provided by George Tanios at Sicknick and other guards on Jan. 6. The two men joined a mob of insurgents who overran the Capitol as Congress met to certify the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

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House cancels Thursday session due to threats

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/03/21, 05:53 pm

U.S. Capitol Police disclosed a possible plot by an unidentified militia group to attack the seat of government on Thursday. Some online conspiracy theory groups have discussed the possibility of former President Donald Trump returning to power on March 4, the day the Constitution set for the presidential inauguration until the ratification of the 20th Amendment in 1933.

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