New audio, video from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot show how D.C. police buckled under hostile horde

Capitol riot from D.C. police point of view
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The House voted last week to award the Congressional Medal of Honor to the Capitol Police for their efforts to protect the Capitol and members of Congress from the violent mob on Jan. 6. But the resolution, opposed by 12 Republicans, would also award Congress' highest honor to the D.C. Metropolitan Police (MPD), which quickly answered the Capitol Police's call for backup.

On Sunday, The New York Times published a video with new audio from the MPD, highlighting the role the D.C. police played in defending the Capitol. The video focuses on police radio communications from Inspector Robert Glover, "a high-ranking MPD veteran who specializes in crowd control and high-stakes confrontations," synched to video of the assault. The video is not for the faint-hearted.

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