Field office to probe threats to lawmakers
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The U.S. Capitol Police will open a field office in Tampa and another in San Francisco.

Six months after supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, the U.S. Capitol Police will open a field office in Tampa to investigate threats to members of Congress.

In a news release Tuesday titled, “After the Attack: The Future of the U.S. Capitol Police,” the agency detailed changes since Jan. 6, including boosting recruiting, training and equipment for officers. The agency is also in the process of opening its first field offices.

“The new USCP field offices will be in the Tampa and San Francisco areas. At this time, Florida and California are where the majority of our potential threats are,” the agency said in an email Tuesday to The News Service of Florida.

The agency said launching field offices on the country’s East Coast and West Coast will benefit investigations seeking to weed out potential threats.

“A regional approach to investigating and prosecuting threats against members is important, so we will be working closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in those locations. More field offices will be opening in the future,” the email said.

More than 500 defendants face charges in the U.S. Capitol breach in January, the agency said Tuesday.


Republished with permission from News Service of Florida.

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  • Tom Palmer

    July 7, 2021 at 8:20 am

    They were just tourists. Watch the videos.

  • zhombre

    July 7, 2021 at 8:57 am

    I think it better if the Capitol Police are restricted to the Capitol and not opening state offices

  • Skippingdog

    July 7, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    What it really signifies is the sheer size and number of threats circulating about members of Congress, along with their families and employees. Opening two full-time branch offices just to deal with would be seditionists and revolutionaries in the Old South and “prairie fire” West.

    • zhombre

      July 11, 2021 at 9:44 am

      Yeah of course there’s insurrectionists everywhere, fomenting treason and sedition, congregating in Walmart, lurking under your bed. Let’s expand federal police forces and surveillance and root out the threat. Paranoia is how police states commence, slick.

  • martin

    July 9, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    By what authority would the “capitol” police have to operate outside of the Capitol?

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