Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of US Capitol Police Officers
Jan 13 2021
Anyway, in more tragic news: An officer with the Capitol police, Howard Liebengood, 51, has reportedly died by suicide following the violent event last week.
Ryan said the vast majority of Capitol Police officers bravely defended that Capitol and put their lives on the line to defend Congress members, while its leadership failed to adequately prepare for the incursion where four protestors and one police officer died. "My thoughts are with their family and friends during this hard time".
Officers arrested Leffingwell, and, before being read his Miranda rights, he apologized for striking the officer, Amendola said.
Gus Papathanasiou, chairman of the Capitol Police Officers' Union, told USA Today in a statement Mr Liebengood's death has left the force "reeling".
Yogananda Pittman, who was appointed active chief of police on Friday, confirmed in a statement Monday that they were actively reviewing video and other material that appear to show Capitol officers and officials acting "in violation of department regulations an policies" during the Wednesday siege.
On Sunday, President Trump ordered the flag above the White House to be flown at half-staff to honor the Capitol Police officers. "This is a tragic day".
Two other suspects are also due to make appearances in various federal courts on Tuesday, including one who was arrested after Molotov cocktails were found in his truck and another who was photographed sitting at the desk of a staffer of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. While serving as captain, she was assigned to the Capitol Division as the Executive Officer.
'I know there were two people suspended, ' he said on Monday, in a press conference giving an update on progress in his inquiry.
42-year-old Sicknick died Thursday evening after sustaining head injuries during the protests at the Capitol building.