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Two Capitol Police officers have been suspended and at least ten others are being investigated for their behavior during riots last week.

Another was seen wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap during the riots and giving instructions to rioters.

Rioters outside the United States Capitol building.
Rioters outside the United States Capitol building. (AP)

Meanwhile, several of his colleagues were being attacked by rioters, and an officer, Brian Sicknick, was beaten to death.

The suspensions were announced by Tim Ryan, the congressman whose committee oversees the Capitol Police.

“I know there were two people suspended, one was the selfie officer and one was an officer who put on a MAGA hat and started directing people,” Ryan said.

“The acting chief determined that that qualifies for an immediate suspension.”

The Capitol Police have come under intense scrutiny for their actions during the riots.

Protesters and rioters surrounding the United States Capitol building.
Protesters and rioters surrounding the United States Capitol building. (AP)

While some officers displayed incredible courage and fortitude during the riots, others did the opposite.

A troublemaker told the New York Times A Capitol police officer gave him directions to the office of Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.

But another officer made the deceptive decision to provoke a mob into chasing him down a hallway, so they would not charge the Senate chamber without guarantee.

The FBI and the Department of Justice are currently hunting down more than 150 rioters for arrest and prosecution, with many more expected to come.

Their jobs have been facilitated by the mob that films and documents their crimes and posts them on social media.

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was killed during the Washington riots. (AP)

Meanwhile, the family of murdered police officer Brian Sicknick released a statement describing him as “sweet-natured” and passionate about his job.

“There really aren’t enough kind words in any language to describe how sweet Brian was,” the statement read.

“He was a truly lovely and humble soul. We miss him terribly.

“Our loss of Brian will leave a big hole in our hearts.”

Sicknick’s murder is being investigated as a federal crime and the attackers could face the death penalty for the murder.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and fellow officers of US Capitol Police Officer Brian D Sicknick, who succumbed last night to the injuries he sustained defending the US Capitol, against the violent mob that assaulted him on January 6, “said the acting prosecutor General Jeffrey Rosen said in a statement.

“The FBI and the Metropolitan Police Department will jointly investigate the case and the Justice Department will spare no resources to investigate and hold those responsible accountable.”

Capitol police officers held an emotional commemoration for Brian Sicknick, killed during last week’s riots. (Nine)

Images have also emerged of an officer being dragged down a ladder by a mob, before being repeatedly hit with hockey sticks, shields and a pole bearing the American flag.

The crowd chanted “America! America!” when the policeman was attacked.

Two other officers were also filmed being dragged into the mob.

More than 70,000 photos and videos have been sent to the FBI allegedly identifying the rioters.

Capitol fenced off after a day of chaos

Many alleged perpetrators have already been arrested and charged.


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