U.S. Capitol Police officer describes facing mob to Jan. 6 panel

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By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A police officer who suffered a brain injury at the hands of rioters during last year’s U.S. Capitol attack described the scenes of violence and chaos – including fellow officers bloodied and on the ground – in testimony on Thursday before the congressional panel investigating the assault. U.S. Capitol Police officer Caroline Edwards was one of two witnesses appearing in person during the first hearing of the House of Representatives select committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, assault. She described how she got hurt and what she found when she finally got …

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