Post J6 Acting Capitol Police Chief Pittman Retires

Former acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman, who served in that role after the Jan. 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot, is retiring, according to an announcement Monday from the agency.
FILE - in this April 2, 2021, file photo acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police Yogananda Pittman listens during a news conference after a car crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill near the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Pittman, the Capitol Police official who led intelligence operations when thousands of pro-Trump rioters descended Jan. 6, is back in charge of intelligence as officials prepare for what’s expected to be a massive rally at the Capitol to support those who took part in the insurrection. Pittman has been put back in charge as assistant chief of the agency’s intelligence operations and supervising officers who protect top congressional leaders. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

At a glance

  • Pittman took over for Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund after his resignation following the riot.
  • “We thank her for her 22 years of service and her committed to the United States Capitol Police and our critical mission,” Chief Thomas Manger said Monday in announcing Pittman’s retirement.
  • Pittman’s last day will be February 1, 2023.

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