A new study by The Washington Post, in cooperation with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, found that Washington D.C. police pleaded for backup help 17 times in 78 minutes — but did not receive any — while Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6:
The examination reveals how police were hampered by an insufficient number of officers and shortages ofless-lethal weapons and protective equipment and also provides a glimpse into communications breakdowns within the police response.
In footage reviewed by The Post, [Cmdr. Robert Glover] and his team of at least 30 MPD officers, identifiable by their yellow-sleeved jackets, can be seen arriving at 1:12 p.m. Within minutes, police managed to push back the protesters and set up a new barrier. But officers quickly suffered injuries as the mob grew in size and became more violent, according to video and audio recordings.
(Source: The Washington Post)