US Capitol Police officer allegedly told units to only monitor for 'anti-Trump' protesters on January 6

Washington A US Capitol Police officer directedall outside unitson the morning of January 6 to only monitor for anti-Trump agitatorswho want to start a fight,” not anypro-Trump in the crowd,” according to the findings of a newly revealed internal investigation.

rappresentante. Zoe Lofgren described the radio broadcast, the existence of which was not previously known, during a House Administration Committee hearing on security failures around the January 6 attacco.
In that transmission, disse l'ufficiale: “Attention all units on the field, we’re not looking for any pro-Trump in the crowd. We’re only looking for any anti pro-Trump who want to start a fight,” according to Lofgren, un democratico della California.
    Lofgren, who chairs the committee, said she was quoting from an account of the radio call, which was found by the Department Office of Professional Responsibility during its ongoing review of allegations related to officer conduct on January 6. She did not identify the officer.
      CNN has reached out to Capitol Police regarding Lofgren’s comments.
        US Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton said he had not yet read internal reports from the investigationwhich CNN reported last month involves allegations against 36 ufficiali — but planned to do so once the review was completed.
        A committee aide told CNN that Lofgren’s line of questioning underscores the point that the USCP, based on the available intelligence at the time, had ample reason to expect violence from pro-Trump protestors directed at the Capitol and lawmakers butdespite this and all the rhetoric onlineUSCP supervisors on the morning of 1/6 were apparently still advising their front line officers to focus on and prioritize anti-Trump protesters.
          Andando avanti, Boltonwill be able to review the radio transmissions, and he plans to review the findings in general and command and control communications, knowing now that there’s a specific allegation about those communications he should specifically look at it,” disse l'aiutante.
          Lofgren’s description of the radio broadcast in question offers some rare insight into the kind of conduct from Capitol Police that is being looked at as part of the ongoing probe.
          A department spokesperson told CNN in February that six US Capitol Police officers had been suspended with pay for their actions in the January 6 sommossa. Del 36 officers under investigation from January 6, 23 of the cases are complete. Thirteen of the cases remain under investigation, a department spokesperson told CNN last month.
            One of the suspended officers took a selfie with someone who was part of the mob that overtook the Capitol, rappresentante. Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat, ha detto in quel momento. Another wore a “Rendi di nuovo grande l'America” hat and started directing people around the building, Ryan added.
            Acting USCP Chief Yogananda Pittman said in January that the departmenthas been actively reviewing video and other open source materials of some USCP officers and officials that appear to be in violation of Department regulations and policies.

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