A DEA agent was suspended for being outdoors the US Capitol whereas a mob stormed the constructing, based on a report.
Mark Ibrahim, an agent in Los Angeles, was placed on depart and had his clearance suspended as a result of he was a part of the group outdoors the Capitol on Jan. 6, his lawyer, Gretchen Gaspari, advised Reuters.
Ibrahim — who was off responsibility however carrying his service weapon on the time — was current on the scene as a result of he was witnessing “a historic occasion,” Gaspari mentioned.
The agent — who hasn’t been charged with against the law — advised Reuters he “by no means entered the constructing.”
DEA officers discovered Ibrahim was outdoors the Capitol after he posted photographs in a gaggle chat with different brokers, based on the outlet.
The DEA declined to touch upon Ibrahim’s suspension.
“If we obtain info indicating an worker engaged in misconduct, DEA’s coverage is to promptly refer the case to the suitable authorities for assessment,” an company spokeswoman mentioned in an announcement.