Capitol Police Officer Suspended – After Discharging Weapon In House Office Building
Another blunder from the US Capitol Police.
A US Capitol Police officer has been suspended after he discharged his weapon inside of a House office building on Tuesday.
A Capitol Police officer has been suspended after a weapon was discharged inside a House office building
The U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) told The Hill in a statement on Tuesday that the department’s Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the discharging of the weapon. It went off in a break room in the Cannon Office Building.
“The officer has been suspended while OPR investigates the incident,” the USCP wrote.
It was allegedly an accident and the investigation is ongoing:
“At this time, we cannot say more as this is an open investigation,” a department spokesperson added in an email to Fox News Digital.
CQ Roll Call reported that the incident was an accident on the officer’s part, citing three sources familiar with the matter.
Sean Davis of The Federalist added more:
The Capitol Police are the most incompetent police force in the country, and it’s not even close.
The moron cop who killed Ashli Babbitt accidentally left his gun in a bathroom two years before shooting an unarmed woman dead, for example. https://t.co/z6Fyq97w3B
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 3, 2022