Acting Capitol Police Chief Yolanda Pittmann has revealed in striking detail that the capitol police provided plenty of advance warning of the January 6th attack in a letter that brutally exposes the security failures.
“By January 4th, the Department knew that the January 6th event would not be like any of the previous protests held in 2020. We knew that militia groups and white supremacists organizations would be attending. We also knew that some of these participants were intending to bring firearms and other weapons to the event. We knew that there was a strong potential for violence and that Congress was the target.”
The statement lays out in concrete detail that the imminent threat to the capitol building was severe. Yet the Congress, despite repeated warnings, failed to act to ensure that the capitol police and the national guard would be adequately empowered with resources to provide vigorous security and a clear mandate to ensure that the building would not be breached.
Pittmann lays out the following version of events, which highlight that the capitol police felt pressure to increase its resources and preparation:
“However, I do believe certain challenges the Department faced the day of the attack could have been overcome with additional preparation. First,it became clear early on that the Department needed much more manpower than what was available. We received immediate assistance from the MPD who sent a hundred officers within minutes of the initial breach of the outer security perimeter. Chief Sund immediately coordinated with federal agencies and law enforcement partners across the area to gain additional boots on the ground. He also lobbied the Board for authorization to bring in the National Guard, but he was not granted authorization for over an hour.”
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