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Taxpayers get a break: Kodatt declines nearly $6,000 in pay for spending just two days ...

Chicago Sun-Times 27 Feb 2021
Comptroller Susana Mendoza had called on Kodatt to pass on the $5,788.66 he had coming to him under state law, even though he served less than a full week, introduced no bills, took no votes and attended no legislative sessions ... But Kodatt sent an email to the comptroller’s office, taking a pass on the pay.

Madigan Successor Who Resigned After Less Than Three Days In Office Declines Full Month’s Salary

CBS Sports 26 Feb 2021
Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s office confirmed Friday that Kodatt informed them via email that, “In the spirit of good governance and in the best interest of the people of the state of Illinois I decline the one month salary to which I am entitled by law.”READ MORE.

New evaluation in progress for man charged in potential Box Elder County death penalty case

Ogden Standard-Examiner 26 Feb 2021
Public defender Richard Gallegos said in a 1st District Court hearing Monday that a private evaluator is completing a review of Jonathan Mendoza Llana's competency, according to court records. The Box Elder County Attorney's Office served notice in July 2020 that it is seeking the death penalty ... She did not find a rifle ... ....

State Lawmakers Must Get Paid For Whole Month Even If They Serve Only A Day ...

CBS Sports 25 Feb 2021
“You cannot, under any kind of moral compass, say that someone who has not even figured out where their office is yet… or doesn’t even know where the bathroom at the Capitol is, could potentially have earned a $6,000 salary,” Mendoza said ... Mendoza said ...

Illinois House speaker's hand-picked successor resigns just three days after being installed

Dispatch Argus 25 Feb 2021
Guerrero Cuellar has volunteered at several community agencies that provide services to people in the country without legal permission and is married to a Chicago police officer ... State Comptroller Susana Mendoza said Wednesday that her office has received his notice of resignation but had not yet received his payroll information.

Capitol Invasion: We Were Let Down By Intelligence That Didn’t Predict A Riot Say Police

Jacksonville Free Press 24 Feb 2021
During the violent attack, five people were killed and 140 officers were injured. “I witnessed insurgents beating police officers with fists, pipes, sticks, bats, metal barricades and flagpoles ... Carneysha Mendoza during a joint Senate hearing on Feb ... “[Officers] fought extremely hard.

Faulty intelligence blamed for disastrous response to Capitol riots

Sunnyside Daily Sun 24 Feb 2021
What we got was a military-style coordinated assault on my officers and a violent takeover of the Capitol.” ... Mendoza said she spent the day after the attack at a hospital, comforting the family of Officer Brian Sicknick as he died from injuries sustained in the assault.

'Received chemical burns to my face': Police captain recalls US Capitol riots

Hindustan Times 24 Feb 2021
"After a couple of hours, officers cleared the Rotunda but had to physically hold the door closed because it had been broken by the rioters," Mendoza said, adding "Officers begged me for relief as they were unsure how long they could physically hold the door closed with the crowd ...

'Colossal' breakdown: FBI warning not fully shared before Capitol riot; police lacked training, gear

Hendersonville Times-News 24 Feb 2021
The new disclosure only underscored what lawmakers described as a "colossal" security breakdown in intelligence sharing, training and equipping officers who were badly overrun by an armed mob bent on halting the certification of President Joe Biden's election ... Carneysha Mendoza was among the officers sent to the riot scene.

US Senate begins hearing over Capitol Hill siege

NewstalkZB 24 Feb 2021
There are more personal stories from police officers yet to be heard ... Footage from the Capitol attack shows officers and rioters using chemical sprays against each other during the hours-long melee. "Officers received a lot of gas exposure, which is a lot worse inside the building versus outside, because there's nowhere for it to go," Mendoza said.

Takeaways from Congress’ first hearing on the Capitol riot

Hartford Courant 24 Feb 2021
Five people died in the attack, including a Capitol Police officer ... Crucially, a key warning flare from the FBI field office in Norfolk, Virginia, of a “war” on the Capitol was sent the night before to the Capitol Police’s intelligence division ... ONE OFFICER’S PERSONAL STORY.

Takeaways from Capitol riot hearing. For one, no doubt it was a planned riot.

Tampa Bay Times 24 Feb 2021
Five people died in the attack, including a Capitol Police officer ... Crucially, a key warning flare from the FBI field office in Norfolk, Virginia, of a “war” on the Capitol was sent the night before to the Capitol Police’s intelligence division ... “There was clear agreement this was a planned insurrection.”One officer’s story.

The truly shocking failures on the day rioters stormed the Capitol

CNN 24 Feb 2021
As they contended with insurrectionists shroud in military paraphernalia, many Capitol police officers lacked riot gear and had no training on how to respond to a horde storming the Capitol ... Mendoza is sadly representative of so many officers caught in the crosshairs that day ... Two officers who were at the Capitol that day have since died by suicide.