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A former senior US Capitol Police official accused figures in the force of serious misconduct during the Jan.6 uprising in a letter to Congress.

The letter, dated September 28, says Deputy Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman and Acting Deputy Chief Sean Gallagher did not share vital information with other leaders and did not assist officers after the violence started on January 6. their alleged inaction since then.

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

The former official described the appointed leaders’ response to the crisis on January 6 in damning terms. “What I observed was that most of them were sitting there staring blankly at television screens showing real-time footage of officers and officials fighting for Congress and their lives. . ” said the letter.

Some of the allegations in the letter echo criticisms in reports from the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Inspector General, CNN reports. But the letter goes further by blaming the department’s leadership and accusing congressional leaders of “deliberately failing” to acknowledge the department’s failures.

The whistleblower wrote that the actions of Ms Pittman and Mr Gallagher were “marginalized, overlooked by investigation, categorically underreported and without accountability.” In fact, as many people have pointed out, they were restored to their exact positions, as if they weren’t responsible for the biggest intelligence failure in U.S. Capitol Police history, it is amazing.

The letter alleges that the couple did not share information that would have “changed the paradigm of that day” and that during the attack, “they did not try to help or assist as officers and officials were literally fighting for each other, their lives and Congress.

A law enforcement source told CNN that Ms Pittman and Mr Gallagher had not failed to act, but were focusing their efforts on successfully protecting and evacuating lawmakers.

Ms Pittman and Mr Gallagher both received a vote of no confidence from members of the department a month after the attack, expressing the frustration of USCP officers with their leadership.


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