- The US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack holds its first hearing July 27.
- The committee was created after Republicans defeated an effort to create an independent commission.
- It has 13 members, but only eight have been named thus far. Rep. Liz Cheney is the lone Republican.
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Police officers who were attacked by a pro-Trump mob at the US Capitol will testify before Congress next week at the first meeting of a select committee created to investigate the attack.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi who chairs the panel, announced Monday that the officers would testify July 27 regarding, “The Law Enforcement Experience on January 6th.”
—Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 19, 2021
Among those testify is Michael Fanone, an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.
Fanone, according to prosecutors, was shot with a stun gun, dragged down steps at the US Capitol, and beaten with a flagpole. He suffered a heart attack during the attack, which he said has left him with post-traumatic stress disorder.
At least 140 police officers were injured during the riot. At least two died during or following the attack: one from a stroke suffered after being hit with bear spray, which a medical examiner said may have been a contributing factor, and another from suicide.
Earlier this month, federal agents arrested a Pennsylvania man after a video appeared to show him charging at police with a stun gun and assaulting a photographer who captured the footage.
In June, the House passed legislation creating a select committee to investigate the January 6 attack after Republicans defeated a Democratic proposal for an independent commission.