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In Aftermath Of US Capitol Attack, New Scrutiny For Police Officers’ Social Media Posts – CBS Sacramento – Sacramento, California

Sacramento, California 2021-01-13 09:45:33 –

Sacramento (CBS13) — CBS News reports that the US Army has requested the Secret Service to assist in new background checks on some soldiers who may have been assigned to presidential inauguration security.

At least 10 Parliament police officers are investigating, including those who were seen posing in the riots in connection with the assault last week. And police stations across the country are investigating police officers who may have used social media to support violence. This includes police stations in Los Angeles and Auckland.

CBS13 has contacted local law enforcement agencies and none have begun a new background check against their own police officers.

If any officer comes to openly support the violence in the US Capitol, Congressman Jim Cooper says he needs to “eradicate” them.

Congressman Cooper says he is the captain of the retired Sacramento Sheriff’s Office and is confident that the Capitol is handling safety measures correctly.

Read also: FBI warnings in progress to maintain peace at the Capitol

Steve Rage of CBS13 asked Cooper if there should be a new background check of officers assigned to protect the Capitol.

Big: “Should law enforcement agencies now scrutinize police officers on social media?”

Cooper: “They are scrutinized regardless. When you are a brand new hire, they look at your social media, your Facebook, and see what it looks like.”

Big: “Is it time for another background check, another background check?”

Cooper: “Well, many of them are being negotiated together, so that’s something that has to be resolved. Anyway, I think most of the people working in law enforcement are very good people.”

The California Emergency Services Department and CHP issued a joint statement tonight. “… Our collective body is working closely and remains vigilant to respond to potential threats anywhere in the state, including the Capitol …”

Parliament building in case of violence as lawmakers and law enforcement are trying to maintain peace.

“They intend to ensure that they protect the Capitol,” Cooper said.

Tuesday was the second day I returned to the Capitol for state legislators. According to Cooper, all lawmakers were briefed on security.

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