Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021.
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Two US Capitol police officers have been suspended and at least ten others are under investigation about the deadly pro-Trump uprising last weeksaid a legislator on Monday.
D-Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, chairman of one of the committees overseeing Capitol Police, told reporters that one of the officers was immediately suspended for apparently taking a selfie with members of the mob.
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Another official was suspended after wearing a Make American Great Again hat and leading people into the building, Ryan said.
Ryan didn’t identify the officers. During a Zoom call, Ryan said he believed an officer had been arrested, but a spokesman later clarified that he had spoken incorrectly. There were no arrests, the spokesman said.
Ryan said 10 to 15 other officers were investigated, although he was unable to provide details on the scope of the investigation.
“The most important point is that the Capitol Police are investigating anyone involved who could possibly have helped on a large or small scale,” he said.
A Capitol Police spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Steven Sund, Capitol Police Chief announced his resignation on Wednesday’s events amid intense scrutiny of the division’s response to the mob attack on the Capitol.
Five people died as a result of the attack, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknickwho was reportedly struck with a fire extinguisher.