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US lawmakers look into threat assessment from Jan. 6 attack

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - On Monday, U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton says Capitol Police needs to correct certain practices after the Jan. 6 attack.
"Those areas are intelligence, training, operational planning and cultural change," Bolton said.
Bolton says the preparation ahead of the attack had multiple deficiencies and the department failed to share intelligence.
"The department did not adequately provide details on up-to-date guidance in place for its counter-surveillance and threat assessment operations, which could have led to unclear guidance and accountability," Bolton...
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The Capitol police must start looking at itself as a 'protective force' for Congress after the Capitol riot, inspector general says

The Capitol police must start looking at itself as a 'protective force' for Congress after the Capitol riot, inspector general says

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The Capitol Police have to start looking at themselves as a "protective agency" that prioritizes intelligence after the January 6 Capitol attack, the agency's inspector general said.
Inspector General Michael Bolton told a House congressional committee on Monday that the agency must create a counterintelligence unit since it was not equipped to deal with the high amount of intelligence before the Capitol riot, NPR reported.
"A standalone entity with a defined mission dedicated to counter-surveillance activities in support of protecting the congressional community...
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