The aftermath of the Capitol Hill incident have not subsided, and another congressional policeman died within a few days.
On January 10, the U.S. Congressional Police (USCP) issued an official statement announcing the death of Howard Liebengood, 51, after work on January 9, and expressed condolences.
According to the agency, Liebengood has been working in the Senate branch since joining the United States Congressional Police in April 2005. He has been a veteran for 15 years.
Lippengood’s father is a former Sergeant of the United States Senate.
On January 6, Liebengood was involved in the response to the Capitol Hill riots that day.
However, the U.S. Congressional police did not disclose the cause of Lippengood’s death in detail, and it is not clear whether his death was related to the events of January 6.
According to the Associated Press on the 11th, two people familiar with the matter revealed that the death of Officer Lippengood was obviously suicide. WTTG TV also reported that Lippengood’s death was a suicide.
Liebengood was the second police officer to die after the Capitol Hill riots, the first congressional policeman Brian D. Sicknick) died on the evening of the 7th local time.
At that time, the U.S. congressional police issued a statement saying that Sinick was injured in response to the January 6 riots and died of his injuries.
The Daily Beast pointed out on the 10th that the U.S. police response to the Capitol Hill incident was considered to be a major mistake and criticized by Democrats.
On the 7th, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress called on Steven Sund, the head of the U.S. Capitol Police, to resign. Sander immediately agreed to resign. Meanwhile, U.S. lawmakers are calling for more support to the congressional police.
In addition to Lippengood, the current riots on Capitol Hill have killed five people.
These include congressional policeman Sinick, a woman who was shot dead inside the Capitol, and three people who were injured near the Capitol and died.
U.S. President Trump announced on the 10th that he had ordered a flag-at-mast ceremony at half-mast at the White House and other U.S. agencies on January 13 to pay tribute to Bu Congressional policemen Sinick and Liebengood.
At present, many participants in the Capitol Hill incident have been arrested and are being “liquidated” by the federal government of the United States. As of January 8, the Washington, D.C.
High Court has prosecuted more than 40 demonstrators, and the U.S. federal court has indicted at least 13 demonstrators, including illegal intrusion into the Capitol, disorderly, assault on government officials and gun crimes.