After sending photos from the Capitol riots to a group chat of fellow agents, a DEA special agent recently announced that he was fired from the agency after being suspended for two months and is currently the subject of a criminal investigation for attending the riots on January 6 in Washington, D.C.
DEA agent Mark Ibrahim told Fox News this week that he had been recently fired from the Drug Enforcement Administration “after being suspended for two months, for performance issues.” Ibrahim had reportedly turned in his resignation before January 6, but he withdrew it before the resignation could take effect.
On January 6, Ibrahim was off-duty but carrying his service weapon at the time when he attended the Capitol riots with an FBI agent. DEA officials learned of Ibrahim’s attendance at the riots after he sent photos of himself outside the Capitol to a group chat of fellow DEA agents.
Ibrahim told Fox News that after the Capitol riots he “got on a flight back to L.A. I had my badge and gun taken away from me. I was escorted off the premises to my apartment like a criminal, and I was fired after being suspended for two months, for performance issues.”
He added, “Now, I’m actually the subject of a criminal investigation.”
Ibrahim claimed that he is taking legal action against the agency, but he did not disclose what type of lawsuit he intends to file against his former employer. According to Ibrahim, he never entered the Capitol building or attacked any police officers on January 6.
The DEA and Justice Department both declined to comment whether Ibrahim is currently under criminal investigation for attending the Capitol riots.