US. Capitol Police, Steven Sund, resigns for criticizing the department’s response to rioters who stormed the Capitol in protest at President Donald Trump’s loss of the election

Sund’s resignation will take place on 1 Going into effect January 16, just days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, a police spokeswoman said Thursday the announcement comes shortly after the division chief called for a “change at the top”

Officers are “frustrated and demoralized” about how a lack of leadership has undermined response to the mob, according to a statement by Gus Papathanasiou, union chairman Papathanasiou blamed a failure and planning while guiding officials on their job praised

“We have prioritized life over property and brought people to safety,” the statement reads. “No member of Congress or his staff were injured Our officers did their job Our leadership did not. Our law enforcement partners who brought us have supported were remarkable ”

The statement did not ask the Chief of the Armed Forces, Steven Sund, to resign. Sund praised the officers the previous Thursday, calling their actions “heroic” and suggesting the chaos that broke out as “criminal turmoil” to “

The Capitol police reaction has been criticized for failing to keep the rioters out of the building. Biden earlier Thursday criticized what he saw as a double standard between the police’s reaction to the pro-Trump mob and the treatment of supporters the Black Lives Matter in summer called

“Nobody can tell me that if a group of Black Lives Matter protested yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently from the crowd of thugs who stormed the Capitol,” he said. “We all know that that’s true And it’s unacceptable Completely unacceptable “

In an interview with NBC’s “Today” show, the former US. Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer described the police response as a “failure”, adding that it “raises many questions” “

“Obviously there are flaws,” he said, “There are many questions to be asked and answers to be given. What is very clear is that the police underestimated the violent crowd and size and overestimated their ability to control them”

Rioters made their way to the Capitol on Wednesday in the first major injury since the War of 1812, when British soldiers burned the legislature.Trump had spoken to his supporters earlier in the day and encouraged them to go to the Capitol to protest against the counting of the electoral college by Congress

Authorities were eventually able to evacuate the mob’s building and allow lawmakers to return to what was previously seen as a ceremonial process.Members of the House and Senate worked overnight to get ballots from all 50 states to certify what confirmed Biden’s victory

The National Guard was mobilized for 30 days, which means that Biden’s inauguration on Aug. Will be on site on January 1st, two defense officials told NBC News

Frank Thorp V is a producer and off-air reporter covering the convention for NBC News He administers reporting to the Senate

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