WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitol Police force was hurt by inadequate intelligence gathering ahead of the Jan. 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol.
That’s according to a new review by the department’s internal watchdog.
Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton says the police department has had problems because of the increase in threats against lawmakers over the last five years.
Testifying before a House committee Monday, Bolton recommended that the force hire more agents who are dedicated to assessing threats.
The Capitol Police force said Friday that there has been a 107% increase in threats against members of Congress this year compared to 2020.