U.S. Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards in a new op-ed disclosed that it “physically hurts” to discuss the Capitol riot. She added that the House Jan. 6 select committee does not represent the finale of investigations into the Capitol riot.
Edwards was one of the officers who had gotten injured during the riot last year. She previously testified before the House Panel this past summer. In a New York Times post, she said that it could potentially take years for her and other officers to fully recover from the trauma caused by the rioters.
Edwards wrote that while many Americans might think that the Capitol riot saga is coming to an end, there is “nothing final” about Congress releasing its report. She added that all the trauma could not just be stopped because of the paperwork and fine print.
On Monday the committee is expected to hold a hearing in which they will disclose whether they will make criminal referrals for former President Trump and others involved in the incident. On Wednesday, the committee is also set to release its final report which is expected to have eight chapters and will consist of all the panel’s findings and evidence collected over the past year.