Two US Capitol police officers suspended after Washington rampage

A woman putting up a sign on Sunday at a memorial for US Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who died from his injuries following the siege on the US Capitol last week in Washington. US President Donald Trump had faced calls from lawmakers on bot

Ryan said the vast majority of Capitol Police officers bravely defended that Capitol and put their lives on the line to defend Congress members, while its leadership failed to adequately prepare for the incursion where four protestors and one police officer died.

Two Capitol policemen have been suspended after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building last week as Washington continued to deal with the fallout from the violent riot ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration next week.

Police are seeking information about a man wearing a University of MI hoodie allegedly involved in violent riots at the U.S. Capitol last week.

42-year-old Sicknick died Thursday evening after sustaining head injuries during the protests at the Capitol building. "He was a member of the military in Desert Shield and Enduring Freedom", South River Mayor John Krenzel stated.

The Capitol police are "looking at everybody involved that could have potentially facilitated at a big level or a small level", Ryan said.

Sicknick served with the U.S. Air National Guard and was stationed overseas in Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan.

Assistant Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman has been named acting chief, after the department's former leader resigned in the wake of the deadly siege at the Capitol.

"He's been there for many years and, of course, what a shock".

Capitol Police and the White House said off-duty officer Howard Liebengood, 51, died on Saturday (local time).

He had been assigned to the Senate Division and had been a Capitol police officer since 2005, they said. A GoFundMe page has been created to help Sicknick's family and has garnered more than $500 thousand.



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