. Officers give emotional testimony at Capitol riot select committee hearing « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CBS – The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot is holding its first hearing Tuesday, with testimony from four law enforcement officers who defended the building that day. Officers were severely outnumbered, more than 150 officers were injured during the attack.

The impact persists: Months after the attack, at least 17 police officers remained out of work with injuries sustained on January 6, and some have described ongoing psychological trauma. Two officers died after the assault.

Representative Bennie Thompson, the committee’s chairman, began Tuesday’s hearing with an opening statement, noting that the committee would hear from officers on the frontlines.

Watch the committee hearing live at CBS News.

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