I have been notified that the Office of Police Accountability has opened an investigation into three additional SPD officers who were in Washington DC on the day of the attack on the US Capitol.
These officers self-reported to their supervisors and remain on duty at this time.
As I stated before if OPA finds any evidence any officers were directly involved in the insurgence, they will be fired and the information will be shared with federal officials.
I made it very clear when I assumed this position, that any violation of community trust or any action that threatens our ability to serve this city will be met with full accountability.
We cannot violate the same laws we are sworn to protect.
We cannot allow violent or intimidating direct action to become acceptable in our society.
If any SPD employee participated directly in assaulting the Capitol, I will terminate them.
This department DOES NOT believe in or support this type of behavior.