Capitol Police Chief resigning after security breach

WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Capitol Police will resign effective Jan. 16 following the breach of the Capitol by pro-Trump demonstrators.

Chief Steven Sund said Thursday that police had planned for a free speech demonstration and did not expect it to get out of hand. He said it was unlike anything he’d experienced in his 30 years in law enforcement.

He resigned Thursday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to step down. His resignation was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly.

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