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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 […]

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Capitol security review recommends sweeping changes after riot

House lawmakers on Monday will be briefed on a new security review that recommends widespread changes at the U.S. Capitol following the January 6 insurrection. The final report calls for the hiring of more than 1,000 Capitol Police officers, a dedicated quick reaction force and the installation of retractable fencing around the complex, according to […]

Police Board to begin search for permanent Capitol Police chief

The board that oversees the U.S. Capitol Police is beginning a search for a permanent police chief, a person familiar with the matter said, as the fallout from the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol continues. Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has faced scrutiny from Capitol Hill leaders and congressional committees over law enforcement failures that allowed thousands of […]

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Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a “possible plot” by a militia group to breach the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, nearly two months after a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the iconic building to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe Biden’s victory. The threat appears to be connected […]