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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.

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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.

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.

Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick Died from Strokes

The medical examiner noted Officer Sicknick was among the officers who engaged the Capitol mob and said “all that transpired played a role in his condition.”

CA Man Charged with Attacking DC Officer with Stun Gun During Capitol Riot

Officer Michael Fanone said that after being dragged down the steps of the Capitol, he was shocked with a stun gun and drifted in and out of consciousness. He said he heard members of the mob urging others to kill him with his own gun.

Capitol Officers Sue Trump Over Injuries Suffered in Riot

James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby, filed their complaint in the Federal District Court in the District of Columbia, and are each seeking compensatory damages in excess of $75,000, plus punitive damages.

FBI Asks Public to Help ID Capitol Rioters Who Attacked Officers

The FBI’s Washington Field Office has released new information and videos of suspects in the most egregious assaults on federal officers during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and is seeking the public’s help to identify them.

2 Charged Over Bear Spray Attack on Fallen Capitol Officer

The suspects are charged with nine counts including assaulting three officers with a deadly weapon — Brian Sicknick, another U.S. Capitol Police officer identified as C. Edwards, and a D.C. police officer identified as B. Chapman.

General's Report on DC Riot Says Capitol Police Need 884 More Officers

The report says the Capitol Police were "understaffed, insufficiently equipped and inadequately trained" to secure the Capitol and Congress members against the mob on Jan. 6, a 24/7 so a "Quick Reaction Force" (QRF) must be established amid growing security threats to the building.

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Capitol Police Want 60-Day Extension on National Guard Aid

Acting Police Chief Yogananda Pittman asked the Department of Defense to continue to provide support in the Capitol, where 5,200 guardsmen are currently deployed.

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