No charges for police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt at Capitol riot – National

A police officer will not face charges for fatally shooting Ashli Babbitt during the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6, Justice Department officials said Wednesday. Federal prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to support criminal prosecution against the officer, who has not been publicly identified. “The investigation revealed no evidence to establish that, […]

U.S. Capitol attack suspect suffered from delusions, paranoia: source – National

The man who rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol, killing one of them before he was shot to death by police, had been suffering from delusions, paranoia and suicidal thoughts, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Investigators believe it was an isolated incident from […]

Capitol police officer killed in attack was an 18-year veteran of the force – National

A U.S. Capitol Police officer who died after a man rammed his car into him and another officer at a barricade was identified as an 18-year veteran of the force. William “Billy” Evans joined the department in 2003 and was a member of its first responders unit. Read more: U.S. Capitol police officer, knife-wielding […]

What the latest deadly U.S. Capitol breach could mean for ‘eyesore’ security fence – National

A deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol’s perimeter could delay the gradual reopening of the building’s grounds to the public just as lawmakers were eyeing a return to more normal security measures following the Jan. 6 insurrection. Capitol Police officer William “Billy” Evans, an 18 year veteran of the force, was killed Friday when […]

Police in U.S. Capitol responding to ‘critical incident’ after reported vehicle ramming – National

The U.S. Capitol police say they are responding to a “critical incident” following reports of a vehicle ramming two officers on the grounds of the federal legislature. A tweet sent from the verified U.S. Capitol Police account said that officers are responding to reports of a ramming of two officers at one of the […]

Fallout from riot, virus leaves toxic mood on Capitol Hill

The mood is so bad at the US Capitol that a Democratic congressman recently let an elevator pass him by rather than ride with Republican colleagues who voted against certifying Joe Biden´s election. Republicans say it´s Democrats who just need to get over it – move on from the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the […]

US charges Proud Boys with conspiracy in Capitol assault that turned deadly

A federal grand jury charged four leaders of the far-right Proud Boys with conspiring to block Congress from certifying U.S. President Joe Biden’s election on the day of a deadly assault on the Capitol, according to court papers unsealed on Friday. The indictment alleges that Ethan Nordean of Washington, Joseph Biggs of Florida, Zachary Rehl […]

Fencing around U.S. Capitol to be scaled back as security threat diminishes – National

Amid strong bipartisan pushback, security officials say they will soon scale back fencing that has circled the U.S. Capitol and cut off the entire area to pedestrian and vehicular traffic since a mob attacked the building on Jan. 6. Timothy Blodgett, the acting House sergeant-at-arms, said Monday in a memo to members of Congress […]

Trump aide who stormed U.S. Capitol broke ‘oath to protect America,’ judge says – National

A man appointed to the U.S. State Department during the Trump administration will remain in jail while he awaits trial on charges that he took part in the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol and assaulted police officers, a judge said on Tuesday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui in Washington said during a court […]

Chaos of U.S. Capitol riot that left 5 people dead revealed – National

Two firefighters loaned to Washington for the day were the only medics on the Capitol steps Jan. 6, trying to triage injured officers as they watched the angry mob swell and attack police working to protect Congress. Law enforcement agents were “being pulled into the crowd and trampled, assaulted with scaffolding materials, and/or bear […]