The Seattle Police Department has placed at least two officers on administrative leave while officials investigate whether they took part in Wednesday's deadly riot at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, the department's chief, Adrian Diaz, said in a statement on Friday night.
"Today the Seattle Police Department was made aware that at least two of its officers were reportedly in Washington, DC, on Wednesday," the statement read. "The department fully supports all lawful expressions of First Amendment freedom of speech, but the violent mob and events that unfolded at the US Capitol were unlawful and resulted in the death of another police officer. The incident has been forwarded to the Office of Police Accountability for full review of any SPD employee activities at the US Capitol."
The chief added he will immediately fire any officer found to have taken part in the mob at the US Capitol.