The Seattle Police Department published an announcement Friday night stating that it had been made conscious Friday of their officers’ participation in the Jan. 6 siege and is presently taking the right steps.
“The Department fully supports all legal expressions of First Amendment freedom of speech, but the brutal mob and events which unfolded in the U.S. Capitol were criminal and led to the departure of another police officer,” Chief Adrian Diaz stated in the statement, speaking to Brian Sicknick, who expired of injuries that he sustained during the assault.
Diaz said the situation is presently being assessed by the Office of Police Accountability.
“The OPA will inquire if any SPD policies were broken and when any possible illegal actions will need to be known criminal investigation,” he explained. “If some SPD officers were directly engaged with the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, I shall immediately terminate them.
This appears to be the initial report of out-of-state law police officers being involved in the brutal pro-Trump protests.
The FBI is presently working to detect people involved and has made many arrests.
In a statement late Friday, FBI Assistant Director in Charge Steven M. D’Antuono stated in a media phone, “Just because you have abandoned the D.C. area, it is still possible to expect a knock on the door when we find out that you had been part of criminal activity within the Capitol. Bottom line–that the FBI isn’t sparing any funds in this evaluation.”