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NYPD Investigating Whether Officers Took Part in DC Riot

NYPD & FDNY are working with the FBI to see if any employees betrayed their nation

Posted on
Jan 11, 2021

Following the attack on the US Capitol, there has been a national effort to track down the perpetrators. In New York, that trail has led back to both the NYPD and the FDNY. Read more below from Newsday.

The NYPD said it is reviewing video and working with authorities in Washington to determine if any of its officers participated in the U.S. Capitol riot last week.

An NYPD spokesman said so far there is no evidence that any of its officers were part of the mob that broke into the Capitol on Wednesday.

But the department is working with Capitol police, who asked New York officials for help in determining whether any NYPD employees were involved in the riot by supporters of President Donald Trump.

"The New York City Police Department is assisting Capitol police in their request to determine whether or not anyone employed as a New York City police officer was involved in the assault on our nation’s capital," NYPD spokesman Sgt. Edward Riley said in a statement. "There is no evidence at this time that any were. But we are reviewing footage and using all investigative methods to make a determination and assist our law-enforcement colleagues."

The FDNY said Saturday that the FBI is investigating allegations that current or former FDNY members were involved with the mob that stormed the Capitol.

The FDNY statement came after a photo surfaced on Twitter Friday of a person wearing clothing with the words "FDNY Squad 252" on the back. Squad 252 is based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. An FDNY spokesman said Sunday there was nothing additional to report

A Nassau police spokesman, Det. Lt. Richard LeBrun said in an email the department had not been contacted by Capitol police and "there have been no allegations of any of our members attending the rally or taking part of the attack on the Capitol. If there is an allegation and if we are asked we will cooperate as we do with all law enforcement requests."

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