US legislators vow to analyze police after breach of Capitol | US Elections 2020 Information
The legislature should investigate whether a mob could occupy and destroy the building due to a lack of willingness.
U.S. lawmakers have promised to conduct an investigation into how law enforcement handled the violent violation at the Capitol on Wednesday and questioned whether a lack of readiness mob was able to occupy and demolish the building.
The U.S. Capitol Police, tasked with protecting Congress, reached out to other law enforcement agencies for help with the crowd that overwhelmed the complex and sent congressmen into hiding. Law enforcement officials and Trump supporters used chemical irritants during the hour-long occupation of the complex before it was evacuated on Wednesday night.
Four people died, one of them a woman who was shot dead by police in the Capitol. Three other people died after “medical emergencies” related to the violation, said Robert Contee, chief of the city’s Metropolitan Police Department.
According to the police, 52 people were arrested on Wednesday evening, 26 of them on the Capitol grounds. Fourteen police officers were injured, said Contee.
Zoe Lofgren, representative of the 19th District of California and chair of the House Administration Committee, said the violation “raises serious security concerns,” adding that her committee will work with House and Senate leaders to monitor police responses and check their readiness.
Legislators crouched under desks and put on gas masks while police tried unsuccessfully to barricade the building as people marched to the Capitol in support of President Donald Trump from a rally near the White House. The Mayor of Washington imposed a curfew to contain the violence.
Florida representative Val Demings, a former police chief, said it was “painfully obvious” that Capitol police were “not prepared for today”. “I certainly thought that we had had a stronger show of force, that steps had been taken from the start to ensure that there was a designated area for the protesters a safe distance from the Capitol.”
In an interview with MSNBC Wednesday night, Demings said the police were sadly understaffed, adding that “it didn’t look like they had a clear operational plan to really deal with the thousands of protesters following Trump’s complaints about a Capitol descended. ” “Manipulated Choice”.
The rioters were instigated by Trump, who for weeks falsely attacked the integrity of the elections and urged his supporters to reach Washington DC to protest against the formal approval of Congress for President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. The protests interrupted the proceedings for almost seven hours.
The mob broke windows, entered both the Senate and House chambers, and entered the legislature’s offices, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Demings said there were “a lot of unanswered questions and I’m damned determined to get answers to those questions about what went wrong today”.
A police spokeswoman could not be reached immediately for comment late Wednesday.
Representative Karen Bass said she was outraged that a Capitol police officer posted reports on social media of a photo taken with a protester. “Would you take a selfie with someone who robbed a bank?” She asked. “I can’t imagine a couple of thousand [Black Lives Matter] Protesters had come to the Capitol … that 13 people would be arrested. “
Ohio representative Tim Ryan suggested there may be a change in leadership at the Capitol Police Department.
“I think it’s pretty clear that there will be a number of people who will be out of work very, very soon as this is an embarrassment for both the mob and the president, the uprising and the coup attempt, but also the lack of professional planning and dealing with what we knew would come, ”said Ryan.