3 Capitol Police Officers Rapped for 'Conduct Unbecoming' in 1/6 Probe

An investigation into police operations during the January 6 riot at the Capitol in Washington D.C. resulted in three officers facing disciplinary proceedings for "conduct unbecoming."

A press statement shared on Saturday said the U.S. Capitol Police (USCOP) had carried out a number of investigations into conduct during the breach by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

Following complaints, the OPR Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) launched 38 internal investigations.

The OPR said it was able to identify officers involved in 26 of the cases. It added several complaints did not have enough information to identify an officer.

According to the USCP, violations were found and disciplinary action was recommended in six cases.

Of those, three were for unbecoming conduct, one for failure to comply with directives, one for improper remarks and one for improper dissemination of information.

It added the U.S. Attorney's Office said it "did not find sufficient evidence that any of the officers committed a crime."

The force continued, that one case about an official accused of "unsatisfactory performance and conduct" was still pending.

None of the officers' names - both those cleared and those recommended for disciplinary action - were shared in the press release.

It added that no cases of wrongdoing were found in the remaining cases.

The statement continued: "The six sustained cases should not diminish the heroic efforts of the United States Capitol Police officers.

"On January 6, the bravery and courage exhibited by the vast majority of our employees was inspiring."

The deadly riot at the Capitol has led to hundreds of arrests as investigators continue their search for people who breached the building as Congress was certifying President Joe Biden as having won the 2020 election.

Some 300 people who participated in the riot at the Capitol are still unidentified by the FBI, according to the bureau's website.

A bipartisan congressional committee was set up to investigate the causes of the riot and whether it was coordinated.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) earlier this week suggested former President Trump had been cleared of playing a role in the riot.

But, a statement issued by House Select Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Vice-Chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) refuted McCarthy's comments as baseless.

"(McCarthy) has suggested, based on an anonymous report, that the Department of Justice has concluded that Donald Trump did not cause, incite, or provoke the violence on January 6th," the statement read, according to CNN.

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In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump hold on to a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. Six officers have been recommended to be diciplined. John Minchillo/Associated Press