Armed Security Forces In DC Refusing To Identify Themselves Work For Federal BOP

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Armed security forces in Washington D.C. refusing to identify their agencies reportedly are from the Bureau of Prisons.

Mother Jones national security reporter Dan Friedman reported on Tuesday that armed security forces in Washington, D.C., were refusing to identify themselves, saying only that they worked for the Department of Justice.

Friedman later reported that Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec said the individuals are from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

On Monday, NPR reported that Attorney General William Barr sent federal prison riot teams to both D.C. and Miami, Florida, to help control protests.

Barr also “sent an FBI hostage rescue team to help authorities Sunday in Washington with demonstrations,” according to a Justice Department official who spoke with the news outlet.

Both moves were part of Barr’s efforts to beef up federal law enforcement’s response to ongoing protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.

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