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April 6, 2021
News Release from the Metropolitan Police Department


April 2, 2021

“It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of Officer William 'Billy' Evans this afternoon from injuries he sustained following an attack at the North Barricade by a lone assailant.

March 29, 2021
PHOTO: Captain Eric Graves, Inspector Denea Newell, Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman, Captain Tia Summers, Deputy Chief Jason Bell, Inspector Jeanita Mitchell.

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman promoted 23 sworn personnel across the Department on Sunday.

Notably, Inspector Jason Bell was promoted to Deputy Chief of the Operational Services Bureau; and Captains Jeanita Mitchell and Denea Newell were promoted to Inspector.

Inspector Mitchell is assigned to the Protective Services Bureau's Investigations Division.