Therapy dog from Riverside County set to join US Capitol Police in Washington

A therapy dog from Riverside County is set to join the U.S. Capitol Police in Washington, D.C. next month.

Lila, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever, is expected to join the department full-time on July 5. She will provide emotional support for a force still coping with trauma from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Her trainer is a retired Riverside County sheriff's captain and K-9 trainer.

A Senate investigation of the insurrection found a broad intelligence breakdown across multiple agencies, along with widespread law enforcement and military failures that led to the violent attack.
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