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Capitol Police Chief Says More Resources Needed to Protect Congress in ‘Today’s Political Climate’
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Chief Says More Resources Needed to Protect Congress in 'Today's Political Climate'
2022-11-01 18:35:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After a review of last Friday’s attack on Paul Pelosi, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said Tuesday that that more resources are needed to provide additional layers of security for Members of Congress in today’s political climate.... Read More

Law Enforcement
US Attorney Declines to Prosecute Colbert Team for Capitol ‘Disturbance’
2022-07-19 13:46:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has declined to press charges against staffers from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” who were arrested in June for allegedly trespassing in a congressional office building near the... Read More

Law Enforcement
Police Chief: More Officers Needed to Fully Reopen Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police told lawmakers Wednesday it was his recommendation to move forward with a phased-in reopening of the U.S. Capitol as his agency works to overcome attrition after the January 6 insurrection... Read More

In The News
National Guard to Help DC Control Traffic for Truck Convoys

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 700 unarmed National Guard troops to the nation’s capital as it prepares for trucker convoys that are planning protests against pandemic restrictions beginning next week. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved... Read More

Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Share Post Jan. 6 Security Improvements
2022-01-06 21:49:55
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The United States Capitol Police detailed on Wednesday hundreds of tactical and operational improvements made since the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a violent mob that attempted in vain to overturn the results of the presidential... Read More

Jan. 6
What They’re Saying About the Anniversary of the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol
2022-01-06 18:47:08
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris both spoke at the U.S. Capitol Thursday morning in observance of the first anniversary of the attack on the building by insurrectionists loyal to former President Donald Trump. Many more... Read More

Jan. 6
President Assails Trump for Jan. 6 Riot, Says America is at ‘Inflection Point’
2022-01-06 16:25:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Without once mentioning his predecessor by name, President Joe Biden on Thursday morning offered his strongest condemnation yet of former President Donald Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol that left at least... Read More

Law Enforcement
Federal Officials Seek Assurances Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Won’t Be Repeated
2022-01-05 23:03:04
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Federal officials in Washington on Wednesday discussed security improvements since the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol but made no effort to hide their lingering anger. The Justice Department announced last week that 725 suspects have been... Read More

Law Enforcement
Man in Custody After ‘Suspicious’ Vehicle Parks Outside Supreme Court
2021-10-05 15:57:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - U.S. Capitol Police took a 55-year-old Michigan man into custody Tuesday after he was “extracted” from what law enforcement described as a “suspicious vehicle” parked near the Supreme Court building. "One of our teams just moved in and... Read More

Congress
New Democrats Endorse Slate of Measures to Fight Domestic Terror
2021-04-21 14:22:38
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition has endorsed a slate of legislation intended to prevent future acts of domestic terrorism. The measures, drafted in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, honor the actions of the... Read More

Law Enforcement
U.S. Capitol Police Begin Search for New Chief
2021-04-21 14:21:38
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The Capitol Police Board has begun a national search for the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police. The Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based police research and policy organization, will assist with the recruitment. Following the... Read More

Law Enforcement
Latest Attack Pushes US Capitol Police Further Toward Crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police are struggling.  One officer was killed and another injured when a driver slammed into them at a barricade Friday afternoon. The attack comes after officers were overrun and injured when a violent mob... Read More

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