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US Capitol Police Say 6 Officers Involved in Wrongdoing on Jan. 6

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The U.S Capitol Police (USCP) confirmed on Saturday that it has recommended “disciplinary action” for six officers over their handling of protesters on U.S. Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, following internal investigations. The department’s first official update on the investigations comes eight months after the breach of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, which posed a major security threat to members of Congress. The USCP, which is tasked with protecting the Capitol, said in a statement that the recommendations by its Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) were for officers found to be in violation of its code of conduct. The OPR has been investigating a total of 38 cases related to Jan. 6. Three officers were identified for “conduct unbecoming,” one for failure to comply with directives, one for improper remark, and one for improper dissemination of information, it said. The wrongdoings are not criminal in nature, the department said, adding that a U.S. attorney’s …

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