Review of Capitol Police Procedures During the Capitol Attack


Rafael B. Phillips (Editor)

Series: Government Procedures and Operations
BISAC: POL030000

The Capitol Police is responsible for protecting the Congress, its members, staff, visitors, and facilities. The U.S. Capitol Police’s (Capitol Police) planning for January 6, 2021, did not reflect the potential for extreme violence aimed at the Capitol and did not include contingencies for support from other agencies. For example, although the Capitol Police had information protesters could be armed and were planning to target Congress, the Capitol Police’s plans focused on a manageable, largely nonviolent protest at the Capitol.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Capitol Attack: Additional Actions Needed to Better Prepare Capitol Police Officers for Violent Demonstrations
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2. Capitol Attack: The Capitol Police Need Clearer Emergency Procedures and a Comprehensive Security Risk Assessment Process
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 3. Oversight of the United States Capitol Police Following the January 6th Attack on the Capitol, Part II
United States Capitol Police Office of Inspector General


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