Capital security task force recommends police reforms: report

A security review ordered by Congress in the wake of the riots in the US Capitol recommends a rapid response force of federal law enforcement officers or members of the National Guard on the seat of government.

Work reforms reportedly include US Capitol Police reforms, the presence of the National Guard, and new mobile fencing units that can be quickly evacuated or taken during future crises, according to a draft copy of the task force’s recommendations. Received by Fox News.

The findings were allegedly unveiled by retired Army Lieutenant General Russell Honoree, who was tapped by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on January 15 to lead a security review.

Reaction Force will be offered day and night to the tune of between $ 40 million and $ 130 million per year.

“[W]As reported by Fox News, Task Force 1-6 states that E recommends the establishment of a strong, dedicated QRF not only for the USCP, but also to give great service to the nation’s capital writ.

National Guard members walk through a security fence around the US Capitol Building on 4 March 2021.
On March 4, 2021, members of the National Guard walk through a security fence around the US Capitol Building.
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The report also recommends the hiring of 900 additional Capitol police officers. The department, described in the report as “understandable, insufficiently equipped, and insufficiently trained”, currently has 200 vacant positions, and officials have billed approximately 720,000 overtime hours in the last fiscal year , Fox reported.

According to a copy of this report in the report, “not only is this model unstable, it leaves the force with the ability to train officers from the line.”

The task force found that the Capitol Police were too slow to respond to the January crisis, but noted that there was no indication that requests for National Guard aid had slowed down due to political reasons.

” [Capitol Police Board’s] The deliberate decision-making process proved too slow and cumbersome to respond to the crisis in January, delaying requests for significant complementary resources, ”the task force concluded. “In particular, the USCP Chief should not require CPB approval for assistance from external agencies or the National Guard in an emergency,” the report reads.

Honorée – who led the Hurricane Katrina Joint Task Force – has been accused by of not conducting his report in a bipartisan manner. He has claimed that the USCP force includes a number of “Trumpsters” who “allowed their friends into the Capitol”, and as Fox News reported, House and Senate Sergeant-at-Arms reported “complicity” in the riot. Was suggested

Retired Army Lieutenant General Russell Honoré was tapped to lead the security review by Nancy Pelosi.
Retired Army Lieutenant General Russell Honoré was tapped to lead the security review by Nancy Pelosi.
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“While we are grateful for his service to our country, [Lt. Gen.] Honore has made several comments critical of US Capitol police officers and some members of Congress – statements that question the perceived impartiality of his review, “a group of House Republicans” Written in a letter Pelosi (D-California) on Tuesday.

The news comes a day after the Capitol Police “beefed up security to thwart a possible attack by a marked militia group.”

Conspiratorial QAnon supporters claimed that former Donald Trump would be sworn in again on Thursday 4. March. This date passed without incident.

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