IG report: Capitol Police ill-prepared for riot, in spite of prior warnings

IG report: Capitol Police ill-prepared for riot, in spite of prior warnings
"Jake Angeli," AKA the QAnon Shaman, media poster boy for the 6 Jan 2021 Capitol riot. Here entering the U.S. Senate chamber. New Yorker video via Inside Edition, YouTube

[Ed. – Failures in this regard basically all land on the desk of Nancy Pelosi.  Obviously many will wonder if this was really about “failure.”  Since I’m by no means convinced of the narrative of a right-wing groups’ plot, I note with skepticism that there’s no trace now of the reported social media post displaying the underground tunnel used by the members, and none of the news outlets will say who posted it.  If the IG report doesn’t name the party either, don’t ask me to believe it.]

A scathing internal report serves up more evidence of Capitol Police lapses prior to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol siege — including that police ignored intelligence that a right-wing website posted a map of the Capitol complex’s underground tunnels, it was reported Tuesday.

The Capitol Police inspector general also reported the agency’s officers were equipped with expired ammunition and riot shields that were improperly stored, making them prone to breakage, CNN reported.

Sixteen days before the attack — on Dec. 21 — a map of the Capitol’s underground tunnels was posted on a pro-Donald Trump website, news reports say. …

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The map appears gone from its original location on the internet, and the site that hosted it has been taken down.

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