The hearing will mark the first time the panel will have public testimony, and will kick-start its efforts to investigate the events on January 6.
The four officers testifying — DC Metropolitan Police Officers Daniel Hodges and Michael Fanone, plus Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn and Sgt. Aquilino Gonell — have shared their stories publicly before, which include accounts of being beaten with a flagpole, being the target of racist slurs, being crushed in a door and being tased by the rioters.
During Tuesday’s hearing the officers will again describe what they experienced on January 6, according to a source familiar with their plans, who told CNN that the testimony will be “quite vivid” at times.
The witnesses will also raise questions for the committee to consider, stemming from how officers are still grappling with the physical and psychological wounds they endured more than six months ago and the care that they are, or are not, receiving, the source added.
This is what we know about the four officers who are set to testify:
MPD Officer Michael Fanone
“I want people to understand the significance of January 6. I want people to understand that, you know, thousands of rioters came to the Capitol hell-bent on violence and destruction and murder,” Fanone previously told CNN.
US Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn
Dunn has repeatedly spoken out about how he and his fellow Black officers are still grappling with their harrowing experience on January 6, when they endured racist attacks from insurrectionists during an assault on the US Capitol.
“The Black officer struggle was different as in, like I said, we fought against not just people that were, that hated what we represented, but they hate our skin color also,” Dunn told CNN’s Don Lemon during a March interview. “That’s just a fact, and they used those words to prove that. They showed that they hated us and they hated our skin color.”
Dunn is the only Black officer scheduled to…