Capitol siege raises questions over extent of white supremacist infiltration of US police

A U.S. Capitol police officer stands at a street corner near the Capitol. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The apparent participation of off-duty officers in the rally that morphed into a siege on the U.S. Capitol building Jan. 6 has revived fears about white supremacists within police departments. These concerns are not new. White supremacy, the belief that white people are superior to other races, has long tainted elements within law enforcement. As I testified before Congress just months before this assault, there is a long history of racism in U.S. policing – and this le…

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