Acting Capitol Police chief tells Congress the department 'failed' during Capitol riots

The acting head of the US Capitol Police told congressional members during a closed-door briefing Tuesday that the “部门未能达到自己的高标准” 在一月 6 when a crowd of pro-Trump rioters overran the Capitol building.

Acting US Capitol police chief Yogananda Pittman called the insurrection a “恐怖袭击” and offered hersincerest apologies on behalf of the department.
In prepared remarks obtained by CNN, Pittman told congressional members the department was aware of astrong potential for violenceand did not take the appropriate steps.