The authorities have reported low morale in the months following the January 6 riots.
The newest officer from the US Capitol Police walks on four legs and is sure to be a hit with her coworkers.
Capitol Police announced on Twitter that Leela, a two-year-old emotional support black Lab, would join their ranks on July 5. He included three photos of Leela, giving her the best puppy dog eyes ever.
Leela’s induction into the force comes five months after the January 6 Capitol riots, in which more than 100 officers were injured. Officer Brian Siknick died of a stroke caused by a blood clot a day after he was attacked by rioters during the attack. Two other officers died by suicide in the days following the riots, and Officer Billy Evans was killed in a separate incident on April 2 when a car collided with a security barricade.
Senators release report on Capitol attack
Officers have reported low morale in the months following the attacks.
Earlier this week, the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and the Senate Rules Committee released their reports on the riots.
According to the Associated Press, it included new details about frontline police officers who suffered chemical burns, brain injuries and broken bones and who told senators they had no direction when the command system broke down. was not. The report recommended immediate changes to give the Capitol police chief more authority, provide better planning and tools for law enforcement, and streamline intelligence gathering among federal agencies.
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The committees recommended that the chief of the Capitol Police have a direct relationship with the National Guard. The senators called on the Capitol Police Intelligence Bureau to “ensure that the bureau is adequately staffed and that all agents and analysts are appropriately trained to obtain and analyze intelligence.” It also called for a renewed focus on social media posts to measure the level of threat.