I have yet to see evidence backing a generalized assumption that those on the beat that day were lacking in courage, ideals, intelligence, or sticktoitiveness.
The organization of a police force run adjacent to that of the military. The men and women on the front lines who wish to keep their jobs do as instructed without questioning orders. They have no voice in strategic measures. This is entirely how the system functions. Theirs.. The faces we see.. are whom we connect the quality of any police action, but in nearly every case, it is the higher ranking officers behind closed doors who are acutely accountable for whatever has conspired.
Going into 1/6/21, I knew practically nothing about how the Capitol was protected. Not that its security was ensured by a singular federal branch of the police, nor that its budgeting & military capabilities had exponentially increased over the past few decades. I suppose I had other things to focus on. I had not even been curious. So I began collecting data from the ground up with few assumptions or prejudices other than the info I've picked up thus far in my life about how police organizations are generally structured and run. might hold for. This folder collects the legit info found along the way to the support answering my overarching question of what happened on the 6th, including:
1) general info on the structure, budget, history and regulations which guide & affect our US Capitol Police
2) info on those who held primary leadership responsibility for oversight of the USCP on 1/6
2) what elements might have come into play on Jan 6, 2021, to allow the US Capitol to be so thoroughly penetrated in such short time.
1/7/21: Loss of USCP Officer Brian D. Sicknick. At approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening (January 7, 2021), United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D.
Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty. Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. 1/11/21: Coons mourns the loss of USCP Officer Howard Liebengood. Spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreen shift + ←→slower / faster ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% DELAWARE – It’s not often that someone makes an impact on almost every person they come in contact with, but with Capitol Police Office Howard Liebengood, it seems he left a positive mark on everyone he met.
Liebengood, who everyone knew affectionately as just “Howie”, tragically took his own life Saturday while off-duty. “Officer Howard Liebengood, who I knew as Howie, took his own life in part I think because of the consequences of the riot,” Sen. The friendship came, in part, because Liebengood would often work the Delaware entrance to the Russell Senate Office Building. Monday as we met Sen. “Howie was one of the most charming and funny, warm, engaging people I’ve ever met of any background of any kind,” Sen. Liebengood is survived by his wife and siblings. United States Capitol Police. 1/6/21: Capitol Police- What We Know From 2 Years of Research. Today armed Trump supporters stormed the U.S.
Capitol in an apparent and temporarily successful effort to disrupt the vote to certify the 2020 presidential election results. Members, staff, and journalists were forced to hide throughout the terrifying ordeal and many took to Twitter asking the fundamental questions: Where are the Capitol Police and how could this happen? The U.S. Capitol Police is the security-force/police-department hybrid tasked with keeping Congress safe and open for business. The little-known department has a budget that exceeds $515 million for FY 2021— constituting almost 10% of Legislative branch funding — and nearly 2,450 employees, around 2,000 of whom are sworn officers.
1/11/21 Statement from Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman. As the Acting Chief of Police, I am committed to leading the United States Capitol Police (USCP) Department through this challenging time.
I want to first extend my gratitude for the kind words and prayers we have received following the loss of two of our USCP family last week. Officer Brian D. Sicknick and Officer Howard C. Liebengood were highly respected police officers, and both will be greatly missed. The Department continues to provide extensive support services to their families as well as to USCP employees to assist them through this difficult time. The Department is fully engaged with our law enforcement partners throughout the National Capital Region on the Federal, state, and local levels. 1/14/21: Enhanced Security Measures throughout Capitol Complex. 7/9/20: Ranking Member Davis Introduces Capitol Police Advancement Act. 1/11/21: Requests For National Guard Denied 6 Times In Riots says Ex-Capitol Police Chief.
1/7/21: Where Was Security When Pro-Trump Mob Stormed the Capitol?