DOJ under investigation for role in D.C. riots

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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.

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