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Police Told to Hold Back on Capitol Riot Response, Report Finds

“Heavier, less-lethal weapons,” including stun grenades, “were not used that day because of orders from leadership,” Mr. Bolton wrote. Officials on duty on Jan. 6…

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After Riot, Capitol’s Police Board Faces Overhaul

WASHINGTON — The congressional inquiry into the security failures surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol assault has barely begun, but one outcome already seems certain: The…

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Officials Put ‘Unusual’ Limits on D.C. National Guard Before Riot, Commander Says

WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials placed “unusual” restrictions on the D.C. National Guard before the Capitol riot, its commander told senators on Wednesday, saying the military…

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Ex-Security Officials Spread Blame for Failures of Capitol Riot

Mr. Sund testified that the F.B.I. report reached the Capitol Police the day before the attack, but not him directly. He said that an officer…

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Bipartisan Senate Inquiry on Capitol Riot Will Begin With Scrutiny of Security Failures

WASHINGTON — As House leaders haggle over the formation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, a bipartisan group…

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National Guard Deployment at the Capitol Riot Was Delayed by Confusion and Inaction

“I continued to follow up with Mr. Irving, who was with Mr. Stenger at the time, and he advised that he was waiting to hear…

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Muddled Intelligence Hampered Response to Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON — On Jan. 4, the intelligence division of the United States Capitol Police issued a report listing all the groups known to be descending…

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Capitol Police Detail Failures During Pro-Trump Assault

In testimony prepared for her video appearance before the House Appropriations Committee, Chief Pittman also suggested that officers were underequipped for the violence they faced…

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Top Lawmakers Not Told of Police Request for Backup Before Riot, Aide and Others Say

While his costume was colorful, prosecutors said his intentions were dark. In an 18-page document was submitted in court on Thursday, prosecutors said Mr. Chansley…

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Congress’s Sergeants-at-Arms Face Scrutiny After Siege

Lawmakers often held significant sway over how decisions about security were made, former law enforcement officials and a former sergeant-at-arms said. Terrance W. Gainer, who…

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