Whistleblower says Jan 6 police leaders failed in letter to Congress

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A former high-ranking US Capitol Police official in a letter to Congress has accused prominent figures in the force of serious failures at the time of the January 6 uprising.

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The letter, dated September 28, said that Capitol Police officers assistant chief Yogananda Pittman and acting assistant chief Sean Gallagher did not share critical intelligence with other leaders and did not help officers after violence began on January 6. Of. His alleged inaction since then.

The whistleblower has identified himself as a former high-ranking officer with over 30 years of service and says he worked in the police department at the time of the attack.

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The former official described the response of designated leaders to the crisis on January 6 in hurtful terms. “I saw them mostly sitting there, staring at blank TV screens showing real-time footage of Congress and officers and officers fighting for their lives.” The letter said.

Some of the allegations in the letter echo criticism contained in the reports of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Inspector General, reports CNN . But the letter accuses the department’s leadership of “failing purposefully” and accusing Congress leaders of acknowledging the department’s failures.

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The whistleblower wrote that the actions of Ms. Pittman and Mr. Gallagher have been “marginalised, negligently investigated, markedly under-reported and without accountability. Indeed, as many have pointed out, He has been reinstated to his exact position as if he were not responsible for the greatest intelligence failure in the history of the US Capitol Police, astonishing.”

The letter alleges that the pair did not share information that would “change the paradigm of the day” and that during the attack, “they did not seek to help or assist because officers and officers were literally meant for each other.” We’re fighting for his life and the Congress.”

A law enforcement source told CNN that Ms Pittman and Gallagher did not fail to act, but were focusing their efforts on successfully shielding and evacuating lawmakers.

Ms. Pittman and Mr. Gallagher both received no-confidence motions from members of the department a month after the attack, expressing USCP officials’ dismay at their leadership.

Credit: www.independent.co.uk / US Capitol Police

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