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NYPD reviews videos to look for cops possibly involved in Capitol riot

The NYPD said it is reviewing video and working with authorities in Washington to determine if any of its officers participated in the U.S. Capitol riot last week.

An NYPD spokesman said so far there is no evidence that any of its officers were part of the mob that broke into the Capitol on Wednesday.

But the department is working with Capitol police, who asked New York officials for help in determining whether any NYPD employees were involved in the riot by supporters of President Donald Trump.

"The New York City Police Department is assisting Capitol police in their request to determine whether or not anyone employed as a New York City police officer was involved in the assault on our nation’s capital," NYPD spokesman Sgt. Edward Riley said in a statement. "There is no evidence at this time that any were. But we are reviewing footage and using all investigative methods to make a determination and assist our law-enforcement colleagues."

The FDNY said Saturday that the FBI is investigating allegations that current or former FDNY members were involved with the mob that stormed the Capitol.

The FDNY statement came after a photo surfaced on Twitter Friday of a person wearing clothing with the words "FDNY Squad 252" on the back. Squad 252 is based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. An FDNY spokesman said Sunday there was nothing additional to report

A Nassau police spokesman, Det. Lt. Richard LeBrun said in an email the department had not been contacted by Capitol police and "there have been no allegations of any of our members attending the rally or taking part of the attack on the Capitol. If there is an allegation and if we are asked we will cooperate as we do with all law enforcement requests."

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said in an email Sunday night the department "currently has no specific knowledge that any of our off-duty members attended the event" and pledged cooperation if requested to cooperate with the federal investigation.

The riot came during a joint session of Congress, as lawmakers were voting to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the November election. It left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.

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