Capitol Cop Told Units To Only Target “Anti-Trump” Demonstrators At Jan. 6 Riots

  • An officer is under investigation for telling units to stand down against the pro-Trump insurrectionists who broke into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
  • The Office of Professional Responsibility found that a radio transmission to “all outside units attention” saying that they should not be “looking for any pro-Trump in the crowd.”  
  • The Capitol Police leadership has recently come under fire for their handling of the riot.

Mathew Chapman from Rawstory writes:

“On Wednesday at a congressional hearing with Capitol Police inspector general Michael Bolton, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) revealed that an officer is under investigation for telling units to stand down against the pro-Trump insurrectionists who broke into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Instead, he told them only to target “anti-Trump” demonstrators, according to POLITICO.

“The department’s Office of Professional Responsibility found that a radio transmission to ‘all outside units’ attention’ that they should not be ‘looking for any pro-Trump in the crowd,’ according to Lofgren. She added they were ‘only looking for any anti-Trump,'” reported Kyle Cheney. “Bolton said he had yet to review the reports of investigations into the conduct of about three dozen officers on Jan. 6, many of which are ongoing.”

“A committee aide declined to disclose additional details from the investigation but emphasized that Lofgren’s panel ‘is recently in receipt of new documents and emails related to the Jan. 6 insurrection, including materials which brought to light these issues the Chair asked the (inspector general) about today. The committee is continuing to review those documents and emails and intends to review the relevant recorded audio when it is available,'” the report continued.

The Capitol Police leadership has come under fire for their handling of the riot…”

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