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Capitol Officer Describes His Experience During Jan. 6 Riot

“There were dozens of Eugene Goodmans that day,” said Officer Harry Dunn. “Eugene got caught on camera and I'm not surprised that he did the right thing, the brave thing, the heroic thing -- there were so many Eugene Goodmans that weren't caught on camera that day. … and I'm proud to work with all of them.”

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6 Capitol Police Officers Suspended, 29 Under Investigation Over Jan. 6 Riot Actions

“Our Office of Professional Responsibility will investigate these behaviors for disciplinary action, up to, and including, termination,” Chief Yogananda Pittman said. “Several USCP officers have already been suspended pending the outcome of their investigations.”

Families Seek Duty Death Status for Officers who Died from Suicide After Capitol Riot

Officers Jeffrey Smith's and Howard Liebengood's families say they deserve line of duty recognition because they believe the officers would be alive today if the Jan. 6 riot did not occur.

Capitol Police Vote No Confidence in New Chief

The union said that 92% of its members voted no confidence in acting Chief Yogananda Pittman, who assumed the role two days after the riots. Union Chairman Gus Papathanasiou said there are leaders within the department that are better suited for leadership.

Police Reformer, Law Professor Became Reserve DC Officer to Understand the Profession

During her time on the force, Rosa Brooks responded to calls for a variety of serious issues, including domestic violence, robbery and shots fired. She also saw firsthand how trivial offenses sometimes resulted in arrest. The experience left her with a long list of ideas about how police departments could reform. But Brooks is quick to note that it's not just the police who need to change.

Suicides of DC-Area Officers Call Attention to Effects of Riots on Police

Since George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and the volatile demonstrations that followed in cities across the country, “the occupation has been under tremendous scrutiny by the public,” said John Violanti, a research professor at the University of Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions.

Pelosi Introduces Bill to Give Capitol Police, Other DC Officers Medals for Riot Response

Pelosi has asked all lawmakers to co-sponsor the bill. The legislation would create three congressional gold medals to be given to the U.S. Capitol Police and Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department as well as to the Smithsonian Institution for display and research purposes.

Capitol Police Expected to Vote No Confidence in Leadership

If the no confidence vote is successful, it would send a message to the department and the public that more than 1,000 union officers want new leadership.

Investigators Recommend No Charges for Officer who Killed Woman During Capitol Riot

The shooting of Ashli Babbitt remains under investigation by the DC Metropolitan Police, the US Attorney's Office in Washington, DC, and civil rights prosecutors, a routine process for shootings involving the Capitol Police.

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Fallen Capitol Officer to Lie in Honor in Rotunda

A ceremonial arrival will take place Tuesday night, and a viewing period will commence at 10 p.m. for members of the U.S. Capitol Police and continue overnight.

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