D.C. Police requested backup at least 17 times in 78 minutes during Capitol Riot
House lawmakers are bracing for scathing testimonyThursday about the intelligence failures and operational lapses that left Capitol Police woefully underprepared for the deadly pro-Trump riot on Jan. 6, after preliminary internal reviews exposed severalglaring concerns.
Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton is leading an ongoing investigationinto why campus law enforcement failed to contain and ultimately was overwhelmed by a mob seeking to stop Congress from certifying President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election. He has disclosed his initial findings and recommendations to lawmakers in two confidential reports, the summaries and findings of which were obtained by The Washington Post ahead of Bolton’s appearance before the House Administration Committee on Thursday morning.
To date, Bolton’s investigation has uncovered an alarming level of disorganization within the Capitol Police — such that officials tasked with analyzing intelligence warnings leading up to the riot lacked the training to do so effectively, and that the units designated to respond to civil disturbances at the Capitol were operating with outdated rosters and inadequate equipment, according to the summaries. To learn more go to the link below: