"Heavier, less-lethal weapons were not used that day because of orders from leadership," a watchdog report revealed.
The order was given despite an intel report detailing potential violence at the Capitol.
Despite being tipped off of the January 6 riots, Capitol police officers were ordered not to use their most aggressive crowd-control tactics — like stun grenades — on the mob, a scathing new watchdog report revealed Tuesday.
CNN first reported about the watchdog report on Thursday, revealing more failures on the part of law enforcement in the January 6 siege.
The watchdog report, titled "Review of the Events Surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, Takeover of the U.S. Capitol," will be reviewed during a congressional hearing on Thursday, The Times reported.
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