The Capitol Police Union on Jan. 6 called a response to a new Senate report on the unrest from “senior leadership” that failed to “step aside.”
“The officers on the line that day did their jobs with utmost efficiency to ensure that every member of Congress and their staff reached safety,” Capitol Police Union leader Gus Papathanasiou said in a statement.
“If our leaders had done their job, we would not have suffered more than 80 serious injuries within the USCP and an additional 70 injuries to MPD officers,” he continued.
Papathanasio turned his attention to Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman.
“It is time for those in senior leadership who have failed us to step aside. It is not enough to scapegoat others,” he said.
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Papathanasiou added, “Those most responsible, including Acting Chief Pittman who oversaw intelligence before the coup, need to step aside for the good of the department. As the Senate report found.” Our leader failed us and we paid dearly for it.”
According to Papathanasiou, the union is “fast approaching crisis.”
“We literally don’t have enough officers to accomplish our mission. This is serious. Support for law enforcement here at USCP and across the country should be a top priority for our lawmakers.
The bipartisan Senate report outlined the security failures that led to the coup but did not examine former President Donald Trump’s role in the debacle, as reported by IJR.
“The committees’ investigations uncovered a number of intelligence and security failures leading up to and after January 6,” the report said.
He continued, “This failure ranges from federal intelligence agencies failing to warn of the possibility of violence and the USCP’s lack of planning and preparation and law enforcement leadership.”
In response to the report, the Capitol Police said it “agreed with the improvements needed to intelligence analysis and dissemination,” adding, “At no time before the 6th did it receive actionable intelligence about this widespread attack.” Sex was received.”
A Capitol Police officer who accused Trump of the riots spoke out about holding the former president accountable.
“If the most powerful people on the planet can’t be held accountable, they can do whatever they want,” James Blassingham, a 17-year veteran of the Capitol Police, told PBS NewsHour’s Lisa DesJourdans. What does that say about our democracy as a whole?
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