DOJ under investigation for role in D.C. riots
WASHINGTON (KLKN) — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will be reviewing the role the department played in responding to the Jan. 6 D.C. riots, reports DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
Specifically, the DOJ OIG will investigate:
- Information related to the Jan. 6 riots available to the DOJ prior to the event.
- The extent to which information was shared with local law enforcement agencies.
- DOJ’s role in responding to the riots and whether they were prepared.
DOJ OIG will ensure that this internal investigation does not impede external investigations or prosecutions connected to the riot.