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Two Seattle Police Officers Fired for Attending January 6 DC Rally

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SEATTLE, WA – On Friday, Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz announced that two Seattle Police Officers were fired for attending the “Stop the Steal” January 6 rally in Washington, DC.

Married Officers Alexander Everett and Caitlin Everett were among six Seattle officers being investigated for attending the event. The event turned violent when a group of people entered the U.S. Capitol.

The Office of Police Accountability had recommended that both Officers Everett be fired after the months long investigation, while three of the officers were exonerated and one investigation yielded inconclusive findings.

OPA Director Andrew Myerberg said that both officers violated department policy as well as DC law when they entered an unauthorized area near the Capitol grounds. The officers did not enter the building itself, and the officers both said they didn’t know the grass they were standing on was a restricted area.

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In his report, Myerberg said, “The FBI in early or mid-June provided us with two still images from a video that show (the two officers) were in immediate vicinity of the Capitol.”

Myerberg went even further, saying, “Indeed, it is not an exaggeration to say that this case has done more damage to the perception of SPD by the community than any other case in my time at OPA.”

Diaz said in a statement following the firings, “The two officers were found to have crossed the outdoor barriers established by the Capitol Police and were directly next to the Capitol Building. Clear evidence places them directly next to the Capitol Building.  It is beyond absurd to suggest that they did not know they were in an area where they should not be, amidst what was already a violent, criminal riot.”

Diaz also misleadingly stated, “Make no mistake: as a result of the events on January 6th, five Capitol police officers have lost their lives.” The medical deaths of January 6 involved officers were medical.

This piece was written by Leah Anaya on August 6, 2021. It originally appeared in ThinBlueLineTV.com and is used by permission.

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