A special agent in the United States Capitol police The Protective Services Bureau has been accused of revealing information about the secret location under which lawmakers were taken Capitol riot on January 6.
The agent may be subject to disciplinary action due to the alleged incorrect dissemination of information; according to McClatchy.
The reported accusation came after the agent spoke to a friend about a week after the uprising, in which aTrump the mob stormed USA Capitol to stay Congress from the certifying president Joe Biden valseger.
During the conversation, the special agent is said to have shared information about the lawmakers’ secret riot site that he helped evacuate members of Congress on January 6 during the siege of the Capitol.
In the internal investigation documents obtained by McClatchy, the friend is called “Anonymous”. The friend called FBI tip line for reporting the conversation and shared his concerns that the agent believed in election conspiracy theories reinforced by the former president Donald Trump.
The documents show that in a follow-up interview with Capitol Police, the friend said: “I do not want to report a friend of forty years but he says enough about statements that I feel I need to do this … he is has just fallen into this cult and these beliefs. ”
The agent said he did not agree with the cause of those storming the Capitol, but said he may have deliberately shared information about the secret, safe place that lawmakers were taken to when the mob closed.
“I can not say one hundred percent that I did not do what you say I did,” the agent told investigators, according to McClatchy.
The internal investigation documents also show that a Capitol police officer told the investigators that he posed with a riot for a selfie during the siege so that the mob could be identified at a later time. The police, who are facing disciplinary action, did not tell their boss about the plan, nor did he tell the FBI or the Capitol police investigation unit.
The police finally informed their superiors about the alleged arrangement when the FBI contacted the Capitol police about the officer’s picture being used in posts on Facebook. The FBI used social media to obtain an arrest warrant.
The officer’s name is edited in the documents and is one of six that can be disciplined for their actions on January 6. The recommendations for disciplinary action were made following internal investigations by the Office of Professional Responsibility. Three of the cases involved officers posing for photos with riots.
The six recommendations for action stemmed from 38 internal investigations, with many of the rejected cases involving officers that investigators could not identify.
Police told investigators he posed for the photo to “keep the situation calm.”
“I can not help what they do. If you want to take a photo, I will not say no because we are always told to interact and keep the situation calm, he says.
“His actions were inappropriate in the circumstances and reflected negatively on himself as a representative of the department,” said the investigators.
“The institution assumes responsibility when officials do not meet the standards governed by USCP policy and congressional community expectations,” the U.S. Capitol Police said. statement on Saturday. “The six ongoing cases should not diminish the heroic efforts of the US Capitol police.”