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A veteran US Capitol Police officer committed suicide, authorities and reports said Sunday, a further blow to a department already reeling from the death of a member during last week’s riot.
Officer Howard Liebengood, 51, died Saturday while off duty, the department said in a statement.
“He was assigned to the Senate Division and has been with the Department since April 2005,” the statement read. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.
“We ask that the privacy of his family, other USCP officers and his families be respected during this deeply difficult time.”
The department did not disclose the circumstances of Liebengood’s death, but media and reporters, including Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman, said the law enforcement officer committed suicide, citing sources.
It was not immediately clear what motivated the act.
Liebengood’s death came while the department was still mourning Officer Brian Sicknick, who was pepper sprayed and fatally hit with a fire extinguisher when supporters of President Trump stormed the United States Capitol on Wednesday in an attempt. useless to avoid certification of Joe Biden’s election victory in 2020..
It was not immediately clear whether Liebengood, like Sicknick, was on duty at the time of the deadly mutiny.
The department itself is under intense scrutiny for the ease with which the mob overwhelmed the Capitol Police and made their way to the seat of American democracy.
Chief Steven Sund has announced his resignation by force, effective January 16.
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Howard Liebengood was 51 year old.