House Lawmakers Open Investigation Into Capitol Attack

House Lawmakers Open Investigation Into Capitol Attack

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A memorial for U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick is visible near the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. Sicknick was killed by rioters in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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House Lawmakers Open Investigation Into Capitol Attack
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«We are deeply disturbed by reports that a small number of law enforcement officers participated directly in this despicable act of violence against the U.S. Government, thereby placing innocent people and their fellow officers at risk,» said the letter, written by Maloney and Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.

The letter continued: «As law enforcement officers fulfill their responsibility — and put their lives on the line — to defend our country, we must work to identify any individuals within police ranks who have taken action to undermine those efforts, and prevent others who seek to join them.»

On Friday the Department of Justice said it had begun an internal review of its response to the Capitol attack, including «whether there are any weakness in DOJ protocols, policies, or procedures» that impacted its ability to prepare for the attack.

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