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IACLEA Statement RE: The Attack on the U.S. Capitol Building

The assault on the United States Capitol on January 6—and the resulting loss of life and destruction of property—was an indefensible attack on the democratic process and democracy, itself.

IACLEA wishes to recognize and thank the men and women of law enforcement, including officers of the U.S. Capitol Police, the Metropolitan Police Department, the Maryland State Police, the Virginia State Police, and the numerous federal law enforcement officers and agents who defended the Capitol Building and the U.S. Constitution.  As a result of these officers’ actions, within hours of ending the attack, Members of Congress were able to resume their vital work and to certify the electoral college vote.

We offer our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of USCP Officer Brian Sicknick, who died from injuries sustained during the assault on the U.S. Capitol. IACLEA honors his service to the nation.

IACLEA supports the free expression of a range of ideas; our members protect that right in communities across the globe. We call for an end to language that incites violence and to actions taken to harm people or property.


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