Two Capitol Police officers suspended

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Two US Capitol Police officers have been suspended as a result of their actions during last week's attack on the Capitol.

Democratic Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio says told reporters on Monday that one of the officers took a selfie with someone and the second officer put on a "Make America Great Again" hat.

He said of the latter the "interim chief determined that to be qualifying for immediate suspension".

Thousands of pro-Donald Trump insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, forcing lawmakers to flee and hide. Five people died, including a Capitol Police officer.

The congressman said Capitol Police were looking at everybody involved who could have potentially facilitated the incursion "at a big level or small level in any way".

Ryan said they did not want an officer working on President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration "who was not doing the job on the January 6 event".

Capitol Police did not immediately reply to a request for more details.

Ryan serves as chair of a House subcommittee that oversees funding for Capitol Police.