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U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund has pledged to resign

U.S. Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to stop pro-Trump rioters | CBC / AP |

Three days before supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump rioted at the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon asked the Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob descended on the building Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. The police turned them down both times, according to a defence official and two people familiar with the matter.

Despite plenty of warnings of a possible insurrection and ample resources and time to prepare, the Capitol Police planned only for a free speech demonstration.

'Unfathomable': Capitol Police security breakdown prompts calls for chief's resignation | USA Today |

The Capitol police officer has died.

by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 11:50:36 PM EST

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