While the killer of Ashli Babbitt was completely exonerated for shooting the unarmed Trump supporter, six Capitol Police are facing charges over things like letting Trump supporters into the Capitol.
There are reports of officers pulling down barricades outside the Capitol building as the crowd approached, and others taking selfies with members of the crowd.
The United States Capitol Police reviewed footage from Jan 6 and determined six officers violated department protocols.
Yogananda Pittman, Assistant Chief of the United States Capitol Police (USCP) and former acting Chief of the USCP in the aftermath of Jan 6, said the following in a statement on January 11: “Our Office of Professional Responsibility will investigate these behaviors for disciplinary action, up to, and including termination.”
In the USCP’s update on their internal investigations, they stated that no wrongdoing was found in 20 0f the 26 complaints. However, in the other six, violations did occur, and therefore disciplinary action is recommended.
These violations include unbecoming conduct, failure to comply with directives, improper remarks, and “improper dissemination of information.”
“The Department is committed to accountability when officers fail to meet the standards governed by USCP policies and the Congressional Community’s expectations,” the statement continued.
In typical elitist, bureaucratic, and anti-Trump fashion, the statement ended by saying, “the bravery and courage exhibited by the vast majority of our employees was inspiring.”