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Marjorie Taylor Greene Reports Jimmy Kimmel to Police

Late-night host says Will Smith reference was a joke, not a threat

(Newser) - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene did not take kindly to Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion that Will Smith could deal with the "Klan mom." In a Wednesday tweet , the congresswoman said she had referred the late-night host to Capitol Police for "this threat of violence against me." Kimmel...

'Aggressive' Fox Captured on Capitol Grounds

Rep. Ami Bera was among at least 6 people bitten or nipped in recent days

(Newser) - An aggressive fox that had apparently been attacking people on the grounds of the Capitol is now in custody, police say. Capitol Police said Tuesday that they had received reports of "individuals being attacked or bitten by a fox" and there are "possibly several fox dens on Capitol...

Documents: Capitol Police Misjudged Risk of Violence

Documents show clashing assessments warned of possible trouble and even 'war'

(Newser) - Intelligence reports compiled by the US Capitol Police in the days before last year's insurrection envisioned only an improbable or remote risk of violence, even as other assessments warned that tens of thousands of pro-Trump demonstrators could converge in Washington to create a dangerous situation. The documents, obtained by...

More Officers Are Suing Trump Over Capitol Riot

They say they were injured by mob he incited

(Newser) - Capitol Police officer Briana Kirkland filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump on Thursday—a year to the day since she was injured trying to defend the building from his supporters. The lawsuit describes Trump as the leader of the "violent mob," NBC reports. Trump, "by his words...

House Aide Arrested After Gun Spotted in His Bag

Jeffrey Allsbrooks tells police he forgot he had the weapon

(Newser) - A congressional aide entered the Capitol complex with a gun Thursday morning, hours before President Biden, Vice President Harris, and congressional leaders were to attend a Capitol ceremony for the late Sen. Bob Dole. Capitol Police said 57-year-old Jeffrey Allsbrooks was tracked down and arrested "four minutes" after a...

Feds: Radio Host Caught With Capitol Cop's Stolen Hat

Darrell Neely is facing numerous charges related to Jan. 6

(Newser) - Federal authorities say a right-wing radio host stole a baseball cap worn by a US Capitol Police officer during the Jan. 6 riot, then wore it during a live airing of his show. Three witnesses at the Global Enlightenment Radio Network , run by Darrell Neely, told the FBI that Neely...

Capitol Officer Gave Rioter a Legal Tip: Charges

Michael Riley faces obstruction of justice indictment

(Newser) - "Take down the part about being in the building," a Capitol Police officer advised a rioter on Jan. 7 who'd posted online about taking part in the attack the day before, new charges say. The rioters who went inside the Capitol will be charged, Michael Riley reportedly...

Security Forces Prepare for Rally That Could Be Small

DC's delegate says police are overcompensating for January failures

(Newser) - Police in Washington say they're much better prepared for the rally scheduled for Saturday than they were for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, but DC's congressional representative doesn't find that comforting. The tall security fence is back up around the complex, and security officials have...

Capitol Fencing to Return Before Pro-Rioter Rally

Police increase preparations to prevent another riot

(Newser) - Security officials have stepped up their preparation for the rally planned for Saturday in support of the rioters who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6. The temporary fencing around the building that was taken down over the summer will be back up by then, Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said...

Six Capitol Insurrection Officers Recommended For Discipline

'Violations were sustained'

(Newser) - The US Capitol Police said Saturday it has recommended disciplinary action in six cases after an internal review of officer behavior stemming from the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. The department's Office of Professional Responsibility opened 38 internal investigations and was able to identify 26 of...

Capitol Cops Are Braced for Trouble at 'Justice for J6' Rally

Fencing around building may be restored for Sept. 18

(Newser) - Supporters of the hundreds of people arrested after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack are planning to gather outside the building on Sept. 18—and law enforcement agencies including the Capitol Police are braced for trouble at the "Justice for J6" rally. According to a Capitol Police memo seen by...

7 Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump Over Riot
7 Capitol Police Officers
Sue Trump Over Riot
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7 Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump Over Riot

Lawsuit also names Roger Stone, members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

(Newser) - Former President Trump just got with another lawsuit over the Capitol riot, this time by officers who were injured by his supporters. The lawsuit also implicates several Trump allies, including Roger Stone and members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.
  • Main claim: The lawsuit filed in federal court in
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Cop Who Shot Ashli Babbitt Is Going Public

He will reveal identity in NBC interview

(Newser) - Now that he has been officially cleared by the Capitol Police, the officer who shot Ashli Babbitt during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot wants the public to hear his side of the story. The officer, who has been denounced by Trump supporters and the former president himself, will reveal his...

Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt Officially Cleared

Officer's lawyer says he has been forced from home by 'horrific threats'

(Newser) - The US Capitol Police confirmed Monday that the officer who shot Ashli Babbitt during the Capitol riot has been cleared of wrongdoing . The 35-year-old Air Force veteran—a supporter of Donald Trump and a QAnon believer—was shot Jan. 6 as she tried to climb through a smashed part of...

Internal Capitol Police Probe Rules on Cop Who Shot Babbitt

Memo says unidentified officer has been exonerated; 'no further action will be taken'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has long been railing against the Capitol Police officer who fatally shot loyalist Ashli Babbitt , an Air Force veteran killed during the Jan. 6 riot—which means the former president likely won't be pleased to hear the results of an internal probe by the department. Per a...

Medals Honor Police Who Defended Capitol

'Let's remember what this was all about,' president says at bill signing

(Newser) - President Biden on Thursday offered "profound gratitude" to law enforcement officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection as he signed legislation to award them Congressional Gold Medals for their service. The president thanked the officers for saving the lives of members of Congress during those "tragic...

Emergency Money for Capitol Security Passes

Half of the $2.1B measure will go toward resettling Afghan refugees who helped US

(Newser) - With few dissents, Congress on Thursday approved spending $2.1 billion to cover Capitol security costs and the evacuation and resettlement of Afghans who helped US forces during the 20-year war. The Capitol spending will repay costs incurred because of the Jan. 6 riot, as well as provide for security...

'This Is How I'm Going to Die:' 4 Cops Remember Jan. 6
'This Is How I'm Going to Die:'
4 Cops Remember Jan. 6
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'This Is How I'm Going to Die:' 4 Cops Remember Jan. 6

Special House panel begins its investigation

(Newser) - Four officers present during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol told harrowing accounts of that day as a special House panel began investigating what happened. Details, via the AP , the Washington Post , Politico , and the Wall Street Journal :
  • Capitol Police officer Aquilino Gonell: He described losing oxygen while being
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5 Months After Capitol Attack, 17 Injured Cops Still Off Work

Meanwhile, dozens have retired or resigned from the Capitol Police force since Jan. 6

(Newser) - Mike Pence said this week he wasn't sure he and former President Trump would "ever see eye to eye" on what went down at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, calling the deadly attack there a "dark day." No one knows just how dark better than...

US Capitol Police Still Fleeing Months After Attack

Union says around 70 Capitol Police have left due to trauma and budget woes

(Newser) - Over 70 members of the US Capitol Police have left the department in the wake of the January 6 attack by followers of former President Donald Trump. Per Politico , that number was cited by the department's union, whose chair, Gus Papathanasiou, blamed budget woes and the lingering trauma of...

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