Capitol Police Officers Want Vote of No Confidence in Chiefs After Riot

Capitol Police Officers Want Vote of No Confidence in Chiefs After Riot

Officers at the U.S. Capitol are tentatively negotiating a vote of no confidence in department heads who were working the day Donald Trump supporters rioted in the building.

The vote will target Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman, who was appointed to the agency’s top post after Stephen Sund’s resignation following the uprising. According to three sources, at least four other people could be the subject of a vote of no confidence.

Pittman previously spoke to members of Congress during a private briefing and said that “the department did not meet its own high standards” on the day of the riot, Jan. 6, adding that police “knew there was great potential for violence and that Congress was the target.” A CNN source says Pittman was the chief of operations that day and “never took control of the radio or commanded officers.”

Another source at the agency says that a vote of no confidence will likely be given to the top brass. “The rank-and-file in that department don’t trust any of our supervisors, especially the ones who were here on Jan. 6,” the source told CNN.