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THE US Capitol Police boss has resigned after Capitol Hill was besieged by hundreds of pro-Trump rioters in Washington DC.
Chief Steven Sund's resignation will be effective January 16, The Associated Press reports, citing a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly.
A spokeswoman for Sund confirmed the report, according to NBC News.
Sund reportedly resigned Thursday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to step down.
On Thursday, Sund that police had planned for a free speech demonstration and did not expect the violent attack. He said it was unlike anything he’d experienced in his 30 years in law enforcement.
One protester, Air Force vet Ashli Babbitt, was shot and killed by police during the unrest. Another three people died as a result of "medical emergencies".
The breach halted the effort by Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Lawmakers reconvened later that night and completed the job.
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