NYPD officer under investigation for participation in U.S. Capitol riot

by Joel Abbott · Jan 11th, 2021 4:19 pm

Last Updated Jan 12th, 2021 at 10:24 am

The New York Police Department is investigating an officer who allegedly participated in the riots in Washington, D.C., last Wednesday.

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea confirmed there is one open investigation on an officer within the department.

"There is no name yet released because we don't know if it's true or not," Shea said. "But I can tell you that anyone committing crimes certainly would have a very short shelf life with the NYPD."

New York City's fire department was also investigating "active or retired members" that were at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6. A source told the media that the members had been identified by two individuals who had submitted tips, but that the tips were not specific, only "generically" stating that the members "were at the events at the Capitol."

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has also threatened city employees with termination should they be connected with the riot.

"Any New York City employee, any part of the city government, who participated in an attack on our democratic institutions, who participated in an insurrection at the Capitol, will be terminated. Period," he said on Monday. "If we have proof that someone violently attacked our United States government, they will not be working for New York City any longer."


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