No. 2 Capitol Police official resigns amid turmoil at division

No. 2 Capitol Police official resigns amid turmoil at division

Thomas can be “separating from the Division,” in response to a memo from Capitol Police Chief of Workers Salley Wooden obtained by POLITICO. Woode

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Thomas can be “separating from the Division,” in response to a memo from Capitol Police Chief of Workers Salley Wooden obtained by POLITICO. Wooden thanked him for his service and famous the division’s plans “to herald extra assets to help with the enhancement of its Uniformed Operations within the coming weeks.”

Rank-and-file officers have expressed their dissatisfaction with prime Capitol Police management, together with Thomas and appearing chief Yogananda Pittman. In a February union poll, 96 % of voting officers gave Thomas a vote of no confidence and 92 % rebuked Pittman.

Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund resigned after the rebellion, and Pittman has served in an appearing capability since then. The Capitol Police Board introduced its seek for a brand new chief on the finish of April, with an anticipated choice by “early summer time.” The Board has not signaled whether or not it is going to choose her as a everlasting substitute given the opposition of rank-and-file officers and her earlier place as the pinnacle of the Capitol Police’s intelligence division throughout the rebellion.

The departure additionally got here simply forward of an anticipated congressional report this week on the Jan. 6 rebellion — an account prone to spotlight failures inside departmental management throughout the assault.



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