U.S. Capitol Police have a new acting chief after the chief announced he would resign in the wake of the Capitol riot.
Assistant Chief Yogananda Pittman will be the acting chief, the department said. She joined the department in 2001, rose through the ranks and is Assistant Chief for Protective and Intelligence Operations, the Capitol Police website says.
Pittman was one of the first African-American female supervisors to attain the rank of captain, the site says.
Capitol Police announced Thursday that Chief Steven Sund would resign effective Jan. 16. He already has left, News4 reported.