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DC Officer's Post Capitol Riot Suicide Ruled Duty Death

A former D.C. chief medical examiner said in an earlier review that there was “a direct cause and effect relationship between the line of duty work trauma on Jan. 6 and Jeffrey Smith’s death,” adding that Smith had “no prior history of depression, mental health issues or mental health treatment.”

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Report: Officers Feared Disciplinary Action for Using Force During 2021 Capitol Riot

approximately 150 officers recalled 293 use-of-force incidents, with open-hand pushing ranking as the most prominent technique employed (91 incidents), followed by batons (83 incidents) and drawing a firearm from its holster (37 incidents.)

FL Man Gets 5 Years for Assaulting Officers During Capitol Riot

A few minutes later, prosecutors said, he picked up the fire extinguisher and threw it at them a second time and assaulted another group of officers with a metal pole, throwing it like a spear.

AL Man Charged in Assault on Officer with Flagpole at U.S. Capitol Riot

Gregory Lamar Nix, 52, of Cleveland, AL, is charged with engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, civil disorder, and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers with a dangerous weapon, among other charges.

Capitol Rioter Gets 41 Month Sentence for Assaulting Officer

Scott Fairlamb, a boxing coach and former mixed martial arts fighter, apologized and expressed remorse for actions that he described as irresponsible and reckless.

Capitol Police Officers to be Disciplined Over Jan. 6 Riot Response

The police said “violations were sustained and disciplinary action was recommended” for six of the cases — including three for “conduct unbecoming,” one for failure to comply with directions, one for “improper remarks” and one for “improper dissemination of information.”

Senate Votes to Award Medals to Agencies that Responded to Capitol Riot

Under the bill, which passed by voice vote with no objections, there will be four medals – to be displayed at the Capitol Police headquarters, the Metropolitan Police Department, the U.S. Capitol and the Smithsonian Institution.

Congressional Hearings on Jan. 6 Riots Begin with Testimony from Officers

The four police officers on the stand described fearing for their lives as they were overwhelmed by the sheer size of the mob — and how many of them are still suffering from physical and emotional trauma more than six months later.

Former Maryland Chief Named Next Capitol Police Chief

Chief Thomas Manger retired from the Montgomery County Police Department in April 2019. He has served 42 years as a police officer, having led the Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department before taking the chief's job in Montgomery County.

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Senators Unveil Competing Bills to Fund Capitol Police

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., introduced a $3.6 billion measure, which would direct $679.3 million toward Capitol Police and related security efforts. Meanwhile, the panel's ranking Republican, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, unveiled a much smaller $632.9 million package to direct funds just to Capitol Police and the National Guard.

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