U.S. Capitol Police Chief Leaves Post A Week Earlier Than Scheduled


Under bipartisan pressure in the wake of the occupation of the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund had said Thursday he would resign Jan. 16, but he appears to have exited the very next day.

First reported by the Washington Post, the Capitol Police website has been updated to show that Assistant Chief Yogananda D. Pittman was named acting police chief on Friday, indicating Sund has already left.

The Capitol Police did not immediately respond to a Forbes request for comment.

While Sund initially defended his department’s handling of the storming of the Capitol, he said he would step down from his position after lawmakers demanded an investigation into the agency’s response to the riots. House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving also resigned last week, along with Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Mike Stenger.

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