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LAPD Employee Attended Trump Rally Ahead Of Capitol Riot, Chief Looking For Others

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles Police Department employee attended last week's rally in Washington, D.C. in support of President Donald Trump ahead of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, the department said Tuesday.

The employee, who has not been identified, was told to speak to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Los Angeles about any possible involvement or information regarding the incident, even though the employee reportedly left the rally before the attack.

It was not immediately clear if the employee would be facing any disciplinary action.

The LAPD said it has ordered that employee to speak to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

LAPD Chief Michael Moore said Tuesday he is working to identify other officers who may have been attended the pro-Trump rally.

"This department met yesterday with all of our senior staff and we have instructed that if we learn of anyone who has traveled to this event, the president's remarks, or was present in Washington, D.C. on January 6, that we're to identify them and identify their involvement," Moore said.

The LAPD will determine if any of the identified officers engaged in illegal activities.

Any other officers that attended the rally will also be ordered to talk to the FBI in case they have information on illegal activities that may have occurred, according to Moore.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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