6 Capitol Police officers facing discipline for Jan. 6 actions, dozens absolved

A video surveillance apparatus is seen on the East Front of the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, as security officials prepare for a Sept. 18 demonstration by supporters of the people arrested in the Jan. 6 riot. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

The Capitol Police is in the process of disciplining six officers for misconduct stemming from their behavior on Jan. 6, the department announced Saturday, revealing the results of 37 investigations into allegations that some officers acted improperly as the pro-Trump mob stormed Congress.

Three of those six officers, who the department did not identify, were flagged for “conduct unbecoming,” while the others face discipline for “failure to comply with directives,” “improper remarks” and “improper dissemination of information.”

But the bulk of the cases were deemed unsubstantiated, including a dozen in which the department was unable to identify the officer involved in the alleged misconduct. In addition, the department announced that the U.S. attorney’s office for Washington, D.C., did not find enough evidence in any of the cases to charge a crime.


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