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Disciplinary actions against 6 US Capitol officers for their conduct at the time of the storming of Congress


The US Capitol announced that disciplinary action has been recommended in six cases against officers after internal investigations into the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, according to CNN.


The violations included three cases of improper conduct, one case of non-compliance with directives, one case of inappropriate remarks, and one case of improper dissemination of information, according to a statement from Capitol Police. The statement did not specify whether the six cases involved six separate officers and did not mention any of them.


Nevertheless, the statement said that the six cases should not diminish the heroic efforts of the US Capitol Police officers, adding that on January 6, the courage shown by the vast majority of staff was inspiring.


The Capitol Police Office of Professional Responsibility has conducted 38 internal investigations and has been able to identify the officers who participated in 26 of those cases. In 20 cases, no violations were found, according to the statement. The seventh case, relating to an official accused of unsatisfactory performance and inappropriate behavior, is still under investigation.


Capitol Corporation provided the US Department of Justice with information on the cases as part of an ongoing discovery production process in the prosecution of the January 6 riots, and the US Attorney's Office said they found insufficient evidence that any of the officers committed a crime, according to the statement.


In February, six US Capitol officers were suspended and paid, while 29 others were investigated for what they did in the January 6 riots, when a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to obstruct the ratification of Joe Biden's victory in the elections. US presidential.

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