There were only 2 medics on site to treat wounded officers during the Capitol siege, according to new FOIA docs obtained by the AP
Added 03-05-21 08:14:02pm EST - “One medic said that officers were "being pulled into the crowd and trampled, assaulted with scaffolding materials, and/or bear maced by protesters."” - Businessinsider.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “There were only 2 medics on site to treat wounded officers during the Capitol siege, according to new FOIA docs obtained by the AP”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
A new investigation by the Associated Press showed that as Capitol Police were overrun by a violent pro-Trump mob at the Capitol on January 6, only two medics were on site to help and treat injured officers.
AP combed through materials received through 35 Freedom of Information Act requests made to law enforcement agencies in charge of securing the Capitol during and prior to the insurrection. The documents shed light on the disjointed nature of the security response on the sixth.
One of those documents was a memo from the only two medics tasked to help Capitol police officers in case things escalated.
The AP reviewed the memo written after the insurrection by the two medics, Arlington county firefighters Taylor Blunt and Nathan Waterfall, where they recounted the scene and how they and Capitol officers were overwhelmed.
"We were among the first mutual aid teams to arrive and were critical to begin the process of driving protestors off the Capitol," Blunt wrote in the memo.
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