WASHINGTON - A Monday morning cover story in Roll Call is revealing some of the problems in the Capitol Police department. The story details the inner-workings, corruption and failures of the Capitol Police by discussing several incidents, including when an officer left a gun in the bathroom of speaker John Boehner and a child found it.
The article also discusses the handling of the gyrocopter that landed on the lawn of the Capitol.
The author of the story, Hannah Hess, sat down with FOX 5 to talk about what may change within the department in the future.
"Capitol Police have talked about changing the penalties for this kind of offense up - to 30 days unpaid suspension, or perhaps, termination on the first offense. But it’s very hard to find out what’s happening with this force that protects not only Congress, but the millions of people that visit the capitol," she said.