BREAKING: U.S. Capitol Police Chief to resign
Head of the U.S. Capitol Police has confirmed he will resign effective Jan. 16 following the breach of the Capitol.
WASHINGTON (KLKN) — A spokeswoman with the U.S. Capitol Police Department has confirmed that Police Chief Steven Sund is resigning, effective Saturday, Jan. 16.
Chief Sund said Thursday that police had planned for a free speech demonstration and didn’t expect the violent attack. He said it was unlike anything he’d experienced in his 30 years in law enforcement.
Sund’s resignation comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the United States Capitol Police (USCP) Labor Committee called on him to step down. USCP wrote in a recent release, they “are frustrated and demoralized by the lack of leadership.”
Read the USCP Labor Committee’s full press release here: Press Release Capitol Events
The breach of the Capitol Building halted the effort by Congress to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Protesters stormed the building and occupied it for hours. The lawmakers eventually returned and finished their work later that night.
Read Chief Sund’s resignation letter below: