The number two man in the Capitol Police has decided to step down.
Chad Thomas, the Assistant Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), turned in his resignation on Monday.
Thomas is the latest in a slew of officers that have resigned since the January 6 riot.
The Senate just released a bipartisan report on the January 6 riot that will have some severe repercussions.
The report looked more at the preparedness than the causes and let’s say it is not flattering for anyone involved in preparedness.
Thomas would have been one of those individuals, but he seems to have cut out before the hammer falls.
The Capitol Police released a formal statement on Monday, saying, “For your awareness, USCP Assistant Chief Chad Thomas is no longer serving as Commander of Uniformed Operations and will be separating from the department.”
According to the Capitol Police union, there have now been more than 70 officers that have resigned since the riot.
Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton also issued a scathing report on the agency.
He called for a fundamental “culture change” in the department, stating that the USCP needed to “move away from the thought process as a traditional Police Department and move to the posture as a Protective Agency.”
Keep in mind, this is something that House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) did NOT want the House commission to look at, and now we know why.
As House Speaker, Capitol security falls under her purview, and she surely does not want the country to know she dropped the ball.
There will surely be more fallout on this front, especially after everyone has had time to digest the full Senate report.
Source: The Hill