Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • I have been in policing for almost 30 years.

  • The events I witnessed on January 6th was the worst attack on law enforcement and our democracy that I've seen in my entire career.

  • A witness.

  • Insurgents beating police officers with fists, pipes, sticks, bats, metal barricades and flagpoles.

  • These criminals came prepared for war.

  • They came with their own radio system to coordinate the attack and climbing gear and other equipment to defeat the capital's security features.

  • I am sickened by what I witnessed that day.

  • Our officers fought valiantly using batons, shields, chemical munitions and pepper ball guns.

  • Toe Hold back the Attackers.

  • Capitol Police and responding law enforcement agencies showed tremendous restraint by not using their firearms, which would have likely lead to a more chaotic situation and a possible mass casualty incident.

  • No civilian law enforcement agency to include the United States Capitol Police is trained or equipped to repel an insurrection of thousands of individuals focused on breaching a building at all costs.

  • I am extremely proud and appreciative of the Capitol police officers, the Metropolitan Police Department and the other law enforcement agencies that came to our assistance, a clear lack of accurate and complete intelligence across several federal agencies contributed to this event and not poor planning by the United States.

  • Capitol Police.

  • Every Capitol Police Daily Intelligence report between January 4 and January 6th, including on January 6th, forecast the chance of civil disobedience or arrest during the protests as remote.

  • Too improbable.

  • Based on the intelligence.

  • We all believed that the plan met the threat and that we were prepared.

  • We now know that we have the wrong plan.

  • As one of the senior security leaders responsible for the event, I am accountable for that.

  • I accept that responsibility and, as you know, I have resigned my position.

  • Much has been said about whether optics affected my judgment.

  • In a January 4 telephone call with chief son and Senate started her arm stagger about a National Guard offer to incorporate 125 unarmed National Guard troops into the security plan.

  • The guards purpose would have been toe work traffic control near the capital.

  • Ah, use of the word optics has been mischaracterized in the media.

  • Let me be clear.

  • Optics as portrayed in the media, played no role whatsoever in my decisions about security, and any suggestion to the contrary is false.

I have been in policing for almost 30 years.

Subtitles and vocabulary

Operation of videos Adjust the video here to display the subtitles

B1 capitol police law enforcement enforcement january security

'We had the wrong plan,' says former House security chief

  • 1 0
    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/25
Video vocabulary