Capitol cop suspended after anti-Semitic hoax document found at security post: report
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The U.S. Capitol Police are facing another scandal months after the department lost control of the U.S. Capitol during the January 6th insurrections by supporters of Donald Trump seeking to overturn the 2020 election.

"U.S. Capitol Police suspended an officer Monday after a copy of an infamous anti-Semitic tract was found near a Capitol Hill security post Sunday, alarming a congressional aide who viewed the document in plain sight at the checkpoint. Photographs provided to The Washington Post show a printed copy of the Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion sitting on a table inside an entrance of the Longworth House Office Building," the newspaper reported.

The officer was suspended after The Post was contacted on Monday morning asking for comment on the photographs the newspaper had obtained.

"We take all allegations of inappropriate behavior seriously," acting Chief Yogananda Pittman said in the statement. "Once this matter was brought to my attention, I immediately ordered the officer to be suspended until the Office of Professional Responsibility can thoroughly investigate."