U.S. Capitol Police

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In 2011, 21 U.S. Capitol Police officers were assaulted; 8 sustained injuries.

Type of activity

  • 18 of the officers attacked were assigned to patrol or guard duty. 
  • 3 officers had custody of prisoners when they were attacked.


  • 1 officer was assaulted with a vehicle. 
  • 20 officers were assaulted with other types of dangerous weapons.

Dispositional information

Dispositions were not reported for the 12 suspects who were identified in the assaults on U.S. Capitol Police officers.