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Lawmakers review security following US Capitol protests

Posted at 12:13 PM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 16:41:30-05

Lawmakers will hear the results of a security review following the violent protests at the U.S. Capitol.

The 15-page review will recommend changes including hiring more than 1,000 capitol police officers.

The report also calls for the installation of retractable fencing around the building and giving capitol police authority to ask for help from the National Guard.

Currently, police must go through the police board to get authorization.

The review was completed by a former Hurricane Katrina commander and other former senior military officials.