Capitol police officer says Jan. 6 rioters used N-word against him, others

Dunn claimed that Dunn was the reason a woman wearing a pink MAGA shirt called out to other former President Donald Trumps supporters and shouted abuse at Dunn. She also repeated the hateful slur.That's what you hear, guys. This n ----- voted Joe Biden Dunn. He recalled what the woman said, and used the entire word to emphasize his point.Dunn stated that no one has ever called me a ----- while I was wearing the uniform of a Capitol Police officer.He claimed he wasn't the only one to experience racist epithets on Jan. 6 and that other officers had similar stories about their encounters with the proTrump mob.One officer said that he'd never been called a n ----- in his 40-year life. That streak ended January 6. Another Black officer told me later that he was confronted in the Capitol by insurrectionists who said to him, "Put your gun down and we'll show what kind of n -----"Dunn stated that the rest of the day was blurred after Dunn's use of that word against him, but that he and the other officers still have to deal with the trauma. Dunn said that he had sought counseling after the incident and encouraged other officers to do the same.He said that he knows so many officers continue to be hurt emotionally and physically. It was traumatizing what we experienced that day.When asked by Rep. Adam Schiff (D.Calif.), Dunn stated that Black officers believed we fought a different war.He said, "I suppose it's America." It shouldn't, but it's what it is. ... It's not the side that I like. It's not the side we all represent. We are the positive side of America."Officer Daniel Hodges also testified Tuesday at the hearing. He stated that the mob was predominantly white and male. Hodges, a white officer, said that he didn't encounter any racial abuse on Tuesday; instead, several rioters tried his hand at recruiting him to their violent cause."One came and asked, 'are your brother?'" Hodges said.