A year after Capitol attack, police chief marks improvements

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the January 6 attack, the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police says he is working to resolve “critical deficiencies” despite major staffing shortages and thousands of new threats to members of Congress.

Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger appeared at a Senate hearing to answer more than 100 recommendations from an internal watchdog to move the agency from a traditional police department to a protective force.

The plan includes crucial efforts to address a shortage of about 450 officers.

Manger says the force today is stronger and better equipped to handle an attack against the Capitol or lawmakers than it was a year ago.

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