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Tips for Keeping the Peace This Inauguration Day

DC is essentially a fortress full of troops this week, so it seems pretty certain that there will not be a repeat of the mayhem of Jan. 6 during the inauguration. But in other cities, security is going to be your job.

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FBI Arrests Arkansas Man Over Beating of DC Officer with Flagpole During Capitol Riot

Authorities said Peter Francis Stager was seen in videos of the riot holding an American flag on a pole, then using that pole as a weapon to strike the officer who was working to secure the building.

Houston Officer Resigns After Accusation of "Penetrating" Capitol

There is an investigation underway and Chief Art Acevedo said he is “highly confident” [the officer] will be facing federal charges. He is now on administrative leave

Retired PA Firefighter Arrested Over Assault on Officers with Extinguisher, Not Suspected in Sicknick Murder

The projectile he is accused of throwing was not the one that killed Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was also struck in the head by a fire extinguisher during the melee and later died from his injuries, authorities said.

2 Virginia Officers Face Federal Charges Over Illegally Entering Capitol

A federal arrest warrant unsealed Wednesday charges officer Jacob Fracker and Sgt. Thomas “T.J.” Robertson with knowingly entering a restricted building without authority to do so and knowingly engaging in conduct that disrupts government business.

A Failure of Leadership: The Mayhem in DC

Local and federal authorities were warned that people gathering for the rally led by President Donald J. Trump might go sideways and get unruly—yet they were woefully unprepared for what unfolded.

Some Capitol Police Officers Suspended Over Riot Response

The suspensions come as investigators dig through photos and videos posted online showing much of what went on during the attack on the Capitol.

Former Capitol Officer: Our Training Didn’t Cover a Mob Storming the Building

I was a Capitol Police officer from 2001 to 2002 and even now remember the high quality of training. We were trained in what to do if gunmen tried to storm the Capitol, but we were not trained in what to do if hundreds of people decided to rush the building.

FBI Asks for Help Identifying Suspect in Officer's Murder During Capitol Riot

An image released by the FBI shows a man in a plaid jacket with a blue knit cap wielding a fire extinguisher during the incident where the officer was reportedly dragged into the crowd. There are reports that the officer died shortly after being hit with a fire extinguisher.

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Capitol Officer who Worked Riot Dies of Suicide

Howard Liebengood, 51, who went by “Howie,” had been an officer guarding the Capitol since 2005. The agency did not list a cause of when it announced Liebengood’s death, but a spokesman for the family confirmed Monday that he died by suicide and had been on duty at the Capitol on Wednesday