BREAKING: Capitol Police Officer Has Died From Injuries Suffered During Capitol Protest, Chief Resigns

BREAKING: Capitol Police Officer Has Died From Injuries Suffered During Capitol Protest, Chief Resigns


Authorities move barricades outside the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A Capitol police officer has died from injuries suffered during the protest on January 6.

Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund has also announced his resignation effective January 16.

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More than 50 capitol police and Metropolitan Police Department officers were injured, with several hospitalized with serious injuries, one seriously, “after he was pulled into a crowd and assaulted.”

Four other people died on Wednesday, including Ashli Babbitt — a 14 year veteran who was shot by Capitol Police.

Sund has faced harsh criticism for the response to the unrest and failing to keep the determined protesters out of the building.

He said that “United States Capitol Police officers and our law enforcement partners responded valiantly when faced with thousands of individuals involved in violent riotous actions as they stormed the United States Capitol Building. The

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