Capitol Police Chief resigns

Capitol Police Chief resigns

Capitol police criticized for reaction to building riots

Capitol Police Chief Steven Sand is resigning amid criticism of officers’ reactions to the riots in the building.

According to a police spokeswoman, Sand will leave office on Jan. 16, just days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Earlier, the head of the police union called for a “change in leadership.”

Capitol Police have been criticized for failing to prevent demonstrators from invading the building.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded the immediate resignation of Bailiff Michael Stenger, who is in charge of Senate security.

“Today I demanded that Senate Bailiff Michael Stenger resign, and I received his resignation petition, effective immediately,” McConnell said.