More than two dozen off-duty officers attended the pro-Trump rally. Many celebrated on social media at the time. But now they could face federal charges and find themselves out of a job.
Some officers are being investigated over involvement at the protests, while others fought off protesters who once supported them.
Brian Sicknick was a 42-year-old military veteran who had served in the U.S. Capitol Police for 12 years, according to a lawmaker, who said he "gave his life in the line of duty to keep us safe."
Police yielded to the almost entirely white mob of pro-Trump insurrectionists as they stormed the Capitol. Protesters for racial justice see a contrast with how their demonstrations were policed.
A mob stormed the U.S. Capitol after President Trump urged supporters to march to the building to oppose the election results. Roughly 14 hours later, Congress affirmed Joe Biden's victory.
The FBI is asking the public to help identify people involved in the attack. D.C. Metro police is offering a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest.
The district attorney's office said police "acted in lawful self-defense and defense of others." It added the officers won't be held criminally responsible in the death of Melyda Corado.
The U.S. Justice Department said it is investigating whether Goodson, a 23-year-old Black man, had his civil rights violated when he was shot and killed by law enforcement Dec. 4.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said a deputy shot and killed 23-year-old Casey Goodson on Friday. Law enforcement recovered a gun. His family's attorneys say he was licensed to carry a firearm.
Months of protests over police brutality has brought some change, but major reform has so far eluded many communities.
A series of raids across metro Atlanta and Macon stoked fears that child sex trafficking is more prevalent than we thought. Johnny Edwards, an investigative reporter with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, describes how the operation perpetuated a narrative of sex trafficking that doesn’t always square with the evidence.
Justice Department officials unveiled a new initiative Tuesday to establish a grant program and national center to help with defining policies and training officers.
HuffPost reporter Molly Redden explains how a program trying to reduce school absences produced unintended consequences—both for California families and Harris herself.
Former Wolfe City police Officer Shaun Lucas faces a murder charge in the killing of Jonathan Price. Price reportedly extended his hand to Lucas for a handshake shortly before he was shot dead.
The former police officer faces charges of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's killing in May. Demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday after he posted a $1 million bond.