Officers describe hand-to-hand combat on January 6


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Four officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on January 6 testified on Capitol Hill today about their mental health and lingering wounds with one saying “January 6 still isn’t over for me.” The four officers who testified told members of the Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack about the brutality they experienced that day. Becky Anderson is a psychologist and the clinical director of the DC Metropolitan Police Employee Assistance Program. She’s counseled Officer Fanone and many others in the wake of the Capitol riot. She tells Anderson Cooper the officers were exhausted after the traumatic stress from 2020 and the Capitol insurrection. Plus, President Joe Biden will announce a requirement that all federal employees and contractors be vaccinated against Covid-19 or get regular testing done. Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams joins AC360 to discuss whether he thinks other companies and businesses will follow Biden’s lead.

Airdate: July 27, 2021


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