La polizia del Campidoglio ha annunciato su Twitter che Lila, un laboratorio nero di supporto emotivo di due anni, si uniranno ai loro ranghi a luglio 5. Includevano tre foto di Lila che faceva i suoi migliori occhi da cucciolo.
Lila’s addition to the force comes five months after the Jan. 6 Rivolta del Campidoglio, which left more than 100 officers injured. Officer Brian Sicknick died of a stroke caused by a blood clot one day after he was assaulted by rioters during the attack. Two other officers died by suicide in the days following the riot, and officer Billy Evans was killed in a separate incident on April 2 when a car rammed into a security barricade.
Officers have reported low morale in the months following the attacks.
All'inizio di questa settimana, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Rules Committee released their report on the riot.
It included new details about the police officers on the front lines who suffered chemical burns, brain injuries and broken bones and who told senators that they were left with no direction when command systems broke down, secondo l'Associated Press. The report recommended immediate changes to give the Capitol Police chief more authority, to provide better planning and equipment for law enforcement and to streamline intelligence gathering among federal agencies.
The committees recommended that the chief of the Capitol Police have a direct line with the National Guard. The senators called for Capitol Police Intelligence Bureau to “ensure the Bureau is adequately staffed and all agents and analysts are properly trained to receive and analyze intelligence information.” It also called for new attention on social media posts to gauge threat levels.