One of the images widely circulated after the siege on Capitol Hill showed a police officer taking a selfie with rioters. Now he is reportedly among several Capitol Hill police officers under suspension. Congressman Tim Ryan( D-OH) says another was an officer that put a MAGA hat on that started directing some people around.”

The Washington Post reports “more than a dozen others are under investigation for suspected involvement with or inappropriate support for the demonstration last week that turned into a deadly riot at the Capitol, according to members of Congress, police officials and staff members briefed on the developments.” The newspaper writes that: “In one of the cases, officers had posted what Capitol Police investigators found to be messages showing support for the rally on Wednesday that preceded the attack on the complex, including touting President Trump’s baseless contention that the election had been stolen through voter fraud.”Acting Capitol police chief Yogananda Pittman, who took over just a few days ago after Steven Sund resigned under pressure, released a statement saying:

“The Department also has been actively reviewing video and other open source materials of some USCP officers and officials that appear to be in violation of Department regulations and policies.  Our Office of Professional Responsibility will investigate these behaviors for disciplinary action, up to, and including, termination.  Several USCP officers have already been suspended pending the outcome of their investigations.”