DEA agent suspended for being exterior with mob at Capitol Hill

A DEA agent was suspended for being exterior the US Capitol whereas a mob stormed the constructing, based on a report.

Mark Ibrahim, an agent in Los Angeles, was placed on go away and had his clearance suspended as a result of he was a part of the group exterior the Capitol on Jan. 6, his lawyer, Gretchen Gaspari, informed Reuters.

Ibrahim — who was off responsibility however carrying his service weapon on the time — was current on the scene as a result of he was witnessing “a historic occasion,” Gaspari mentioned.

The agent — who hasn’t been charged with against the law — informed Reuters he “by no means entered the constructing.”

DEA officers realized Ibrahim was exterior the Capitol after he posted images in a bunch chat with different brokers, based on the outlet.

The DEA declined to touch upon Ibrahim’s suspension.

“If we obtain info indicating an worker engaged in misconduct, DEA’s coverage is to promptly refer the case to the suitable authorities for evaluate,” an company spokeswoman mentioned in a press release.

The Justice Division has charged greater than 300 folks for storming the Capitol throughout a vicious assault that left 5 lifeless.