• By The Financial District

2 CAPITOL COPS CANNED, 10 UNDER PROBE FOR BACKING RIOTERS

Two US Capitol Police officers were suspended and at least 10 more are under investigation for their behavior during last week's assault on the Capitol, and federal agents will look at whether current and former law enforcement officers played a role in the riot, Peter NIckeas, Annie Greyer and Ryan Nobles reported for CNN.

One of the Capitol police officers took a selfie with someone who was part of the mob that overtook the Capitol and the other wore a "Make America Great Again" hat and started directing people around the building, according to Rep. Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat.


He didn't disclose how many other officers were under investigation but confirmed it was between 10 and 15, and didn't say what they were being scrutinized for except that it was their behavior during the riot.


Ryan told reporters that one individual had been arrested, but a spokesperson for the congressman later said he was wrong and no members of law enforcement have been arrested.


The spokesperson said at least 10 Capitol Police officers are being investigated for their roles in the riot.


A House aide separately said there are as many as 17 officers under investigation as part of eight investigations into the insurrection at the Capitol.


The federal investigative interest is a priority and a part of the broader investigation into the mob at the Capitol, sources said.


The investigation into insurrectionist ties to law enforcement is a priority because the skills that officers are trained to use during their duties could be useful to an extremist mob, authorities say.


This includes clearing rooms, taking custody of people, securing areas and handling firearms.



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