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Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund resigns in wake of turbulent DC protests

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Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund announced his resignation Thursday, one day after cops were overwhelmed by protesters who breached the US Capitol building.

Sund will step down on Jan. 16, according to a report by NBC News.

Capitol police came under fire after they appeared unprepared by a throng of supporters of President Trump who stormed the building, causing widespread damage and forcing the nation’s capital into a lockdown.

Footage from the confrontation shows police standing back and allowing a mob of protesters to march through metal barricades and toward the Capitol.

In another clip, a police officer is seen taking a selfie with one of the rioters who broke into the building.

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