Just read through it, don't recall any names or footage with regards to the claims below.On-duty cops defending the Capitol building told BuzzFeed that some of the rioters showed them their police badges.
"[One guy] pulled out his badge and he said, ‘We’re doing this for you.’ Another guy had his badge. So I was like, ‘well, you gotta be kidding.’”
Black Capitol Police Officers Describe The Racism They Faced (buzzfeednews.com)
Several off-duty cops identified as being present are under investigation regarding whether or not they took part in the riots. Some of them may be the aforementioned ones that showed their badges to on-duty cops.
Regarding the cops being investigated/suspended pending investigation, some were named, and others were not.
- In Zelienople, Pennsylvania; police are reviewing whether or not one of their officers, Timothy Goldie, acted unlawfully during the D.C. unrest.
- The Seattle Police Department recently announced that two of its officers had been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into their alleged participation in the insurrection
Though it doesnt really make a difference when 1.) they're still under investigation, and/or 2.) it's their respective police department announcing this.
As for the on-duty cops that say they saw police badges, it is very easy for a news publication to verify whether the people they interview are in fact employed as law enforcement.
Unfortunately, cops snitching on other cops doesn't usually pan out very well. So them not having their name publicized in the newspaper is pretty standard proceedure.
We also have a retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel, Larry Rendell Brock, arrested by the FBI after being caught on camera inside the building:
FBI Arrests Grapevine Man Photographed in Tactical Gear on US Senate Floor – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (nbcdfw.com)
And a GOP lawmaker was arrested as well after livestreaming himself on Facebook:
GOP Lawmaker Resigns After Getting Arrested For Participating In U.S. Capitol Riot - NowThis (nowthisnews.com)
And the woman that was shot and killed was former air-force.
One cop in there were taking selfies with the rioters.
Officer appears to pose for selfie with rioter (cnn.com)
So off-duty cops seems pretty expected at this point.Last edited by Hiku - 5 days ago