U.S. Capitol Police

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In 2006, 5 officers with the U.S. Capitol Police were assaulted; however, none were injured.

Type of activity

Officers with the U.S. Capitol Police were performing the following activities when they were attacked:

  • 3 officers were conducting investigations or searches.
  • 2 officers were maintaining custody over prisoners.


All 5 officers were assaulted with personal weapons such as hands, fists, or feet.

Disposition information

Law enforcement authorities identified 5 suspects in the assaults on U.S. Capitol Police officers. Of these:

  • 4 suspects were awaiting trial.
  • Prosecution was declined against 1 suspect.

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