From Staff Reports
The government said earlier this week as the two-year anniversary of the riot in Washington, D.C., neared that it continues to investigate losses that resulted from the Jan. 6, 2021, breach, including damage to Capitol building and grounds.
Attorney General Merrick Garland
Patrick Semansky, AP
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland called the investigation one of the largest, most complex and most resource-intensive in the department’s history
“We will never forget the sacrifice of the law enforcement officers who defended the members of Congress and others inside the Capitol that day,” he said. “And we will never forget the five officers who responded selflessly on Jan. 6 and who have since lost their lives.”
Those officers were Brian Sicknick, Howard Liebengood, Jeffrey Smith, Gunther Hashida and Kyle DeFreytag.
Garland said the Justice Department remains dedicated to honoring them and “we remain committed to doing everything in our power to prevent this from ever happening again.”
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