(Washington) A woman from Jefferson County, described to U.S. Senators today), her firsthand view of the police struggle with attackers at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
Festus native Captain Carneysha Mendoza has served on the U.S. Capitol Police for about 19 years.
The Army veteran recognized some of the weapons used by the terrorists and used on her that day.
She described the struggle of police while she assumed command as they waited for relief.
But relief did not come for hours and her former bosses testified that they were not prepared for battle, and warnings failed to get delivered.
Missouri senior Senator Roy Blunt is a ranking member on the Senate panel investigating the police response to January 6th.
He says the failures were of the most serious kind.