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Capitol police officers were ordered to not use most aggressive crowd-control tactics against January 6 mob, watchdog report reveals

23 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Despite being tipped off of the January 6 riots, Capitol police officers were ordered not to use their most aggressive crowd-control tactics - like stun grenades - on the mob, a scathing new watchdog report revealed Tuesday.
"Heavier, less-lethal weapons were not used that day because of orders from leadership," inspector general Michael Bolton wrote in a 104-page report reviewed by The New York Times. CNN first reported about the watchdog report on Thursday, revealing more failures on the part of law enforcement in the January 6 siege.
According to The Times report...
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Police Told to Hold Back on Capitol Riot Response, Report Finds

Police Told to Hold Back on Capitol Riot Response, Report Finds

23 days ago   |   By NY Times

Despite being tipped that “Congress itself is the target” on Jan. 6, Capitol Police were ordered not to use their most powerful crowd-control weapons, according to a scathing new watchdog report.
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