WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — U.S. Capitol Police voted “no confidence” in their leadership Monday following the Jan. 6 riots.
According to the U.S. Capitol Police Labor Committee, the police union, officers delivered an “overwhelmingly vote of no confidence, in senior leadership.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 932 New Cases Reported, 11 More Deaths
The union’s board called for a vote following the mishandling of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
“The Board took this unprecedented step after reviewing details of the events on, and leading up to, January 6th and the subsequent deaths of 6 people and injuries to approximately 140 Capitol and Metropolitan Police officers,” the union said in a press release.READ MORE: 'An Incredible Therapy' | Hagerstown Doctor Says Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Provides Fast Recoveries For Some COVID Patients
Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman, who was put into that roll after former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund resigned following the attacks, received a 92% no confidence vote.
In response to the vote, Pittman issued the following statement:
“It’s been just over one month since one of our nation’s darkest days, and the trauma is still incredibly raw and difficult for the many officers who fought heroically on the 6th. Since being sworn in on January 8th, my executive team and I have made the well-being of our officers our top priority. While progress has been made, more work remains. And I am committed to ensuring every officer gets what they need and deserve.”MORE NEWS: Rockville Police Officer, Maryland National Guardsman Daniel Morozewicz Arrested On Child Porn Charge