US Capitol police ‘betrayed’ by leadership in siege: Union

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US Capitol police officers were “betrayed” by their bosses, who left rank-and-file cops poorly equipped to handle the storming of the Capitol building — and weren’t told the violence was expected, the department’s union chief said Wednesday. Nearly 140 cops were either physically injured or emotionally traumatized in the Jan. 6 assault, US Capitol Police Labor Committee Chairman Gus Papathanasiou said. “I have officers who were not issued helmets prior to the attack who have sustained brain injuries,” he said in a statement, according to a report in The Hill. “One officer has two cracked ribs and two smashed spinal discs,” he said. “One officer is going to lose his eye, and another was stabbed with a metal fence stake.”