Chief of the US Capitol Police Chief (USCP) has known as for everlasting fencing across the Capitol constructing in Washington D.C., in addition to again up safety to stop a repetition of the January 6 riots, the media reported.
“In gentle of latest occasions, I can unequivocally say that huge enhancements to the bodily safety infrastructure should be made to incorporate everlasting fencing, and the provision of prepared, back-up forces in shut proximity to the Capitol,” USCP Appearing Chief Yogananda Pittman mentioned in an announcement issued on Thursday.
“Even earlier than September 11, 2001, safety consultants argued that extra wanted to be executed to guard the US Capitol. The truth is, a 2006 safety evaluation particularly advisable the set up of a everlasting perimeter fence across the Capitol.
“I stay up for working Congress on figuring out the safety enhancements mandatory to make sure the protection and safety of Congress and the Capitol,” he added.
On a constructive observe, Pittman mentioned within the assertion that “with the help of our federal and native legislation enforcement companions and our Congressional stakeholders, the USCP has hardened the bodily safety throughout the Capitol advanced to be able to additional defend Congress”.
A day after the violent riots staged by supporters of former President Donald Trump, a seven-foot safety fence was erected.
Pittman’s assertion got here simply hours after Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser mentioned earlier on Thursday that she didn’t need the fencing to turn out to be a “long-term fixture”.
“We do not need further troops or fences to be a long-term fixture,” Bowser mentioned.