According to the NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism, 200 officers are being sent to Washington DC to help with the security ahead of Biden’s inauguration.
“We’ve never done that before,” John J. Miller told reporters Thursday. “We’ve never had Americans fighting Americans on the streets of the nation’s Capital…since the Civil War.”
Asked about an NYPD cop that had reportedly participated in the January 6 mayhem, Miller said that the matter is being investigated by the Internal Affairs Bureau.
He added that “out of an abundance of caution,” the state of New York will reinforce law enforcement presence around capitols and NYC Hall from January 17 until January 20.
“At this time, there are no specific threats to NYC as an outgrowth to the events of January 6th,” Miller said.