Capitol Riot

On Six-Month Anniversary of Jan. 6, Acting Capitol Police Chief Outlines Agency's Reforms

The Capitol Police has been working to "enhance security around the Capitol complex

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Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said Tuesday on the six-month anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack that her agency has increased training for officers, expanded intelligence sharing and procured additional equipment such as helmets and shields.

The changes are based on the recommendations of a variety of reports examining what transpired Jan. 6, including from the agency's inspector general, congressional committees, the Government Accountability Office and a task force led by retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré.

Among the changes being made, the Capitol Police is conducting “joint training with the National Guard, riot training, shoot/don’t shoot scenarios, and less-than-lethal exercises,” she said.

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