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2 Seattle officers placed on leave in probe into Capitol mob

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Jan 09, 2021

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police chief says two city officers were apparently in Washington, D.C., Wednesday when a violent mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the nation’s Capitol and that an investigation will be launched to find out whether they committed criminal acts. In a statement late Friday, Adrian Diaz, the city’s interim chief, said the department supports constitutionally protected free speech, “but the violent mob and events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol were unlawful and resulted in the death of another police officer.” Diaz says the matter has been forwarded to the Office of Police Accountability, the city’s independent police watchdog.