The first hearing of the House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot just began.
The hearing will feature new video footage from the perspective of police officers who were engaged with the mob during the attack, a source familiar with the planning told CNN. The footage is expected to give viewers new perspectives into what first responders experienced and further underscore to the public the violence that unfolded.
The hearing will also include testimony from police officers who defended the Capitol that day. The witnesses have shared their stories publicly before, which include accounts of being beaten with a flagpole, being the target of racist slurs, being crushed in a door and being tased by the rioters.
These are the key players participating in today's panel:
- DC Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges
- DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone
- Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn
- Capitol Police Officer Sgt. Aquilino Gonell
Select committee members:
- Chair Bennie Thompson (Mississippi’s 2nd District)
- Rep. Zoe Lofgren (California’s 19th District)
- Rep. Adam Schiff (California’s 28th District)
- Rep. Pete Aguilar (California’s 31st District)
- Rep. Stephanie Murphy (Florida’s 7th District)
- Rep. Jamie Raskin (Maryland’s 8th District)
- Rep. Elaine Luria (Virginia’s 2nd District)
- Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyoming’s At-Large District)
- Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Illinois’ 16th District)
Learn more about the committee members here.