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Capitol Police finds officer who fatally shot January 6 rioter acted lawfully

The U.S. Capitol Police said Monday that the officer who fatally shot a California woman during the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol acted lawfully and within the department’s policy, concluding an internal investigation into the shooting that occurred outside the House of Representatives. The Capitol Police said the officer involved in the shooting of […]

Deadly breach could delay decisions about Capitol fencing

The latest deadly breach of the Capitol’s perimeter could delay the gradual reopening of the building’s grounds to the public just as lawmakers were eyeing a return to more normal security measures following the Jan. 6 insurrection. Capitol Police officer William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran of the force, was killed Friday when a man […]

Chief: Capitol assault much bigger than intel suggested

The acting U.S. Capitol Police chief was pressed to explain Thursday why the agency hadn’t been prepared to fend off a violent mob of insurrectionists, including white supremacists, who were trying to halt the certification of the presidential election last month, even though officials had compelling advance intelligence. Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman denied that law […]