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February 10, 2021

A vote of no confidence is expected this week regarding multiple U.S. Capitol Police Department officials, including Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman. Though the vote does not compel any specific action, it does speak to the sentiment and concerns of some of our officers that our senior commanders are working to address.

February 4, 2021

At approximately 9:05 a.m., on Thursday, February 4, 2021, United States Capitol Police Officers stopped an adult, female Suspect attempting to gain entry in her vehicle at a security checkpoint at New Jersey Avenue and D Street, SE.  The Officers advised the Suspect that she could not enter the checkpoint.  The Suspect ignored the Officer’s instruction and proceeded forward, striking a USCP Of

February 4, 2021
Statement of Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman

“Thanks to the efforts of the Congressional Leadership, especially House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Administration, enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been secured to vaccinate all USCP personnel.  I also want to acknowledge retired Lt.