The U.S. Capitol Police named Assistant Chief Yogananda Pittman as performing chief, NBC News Washington reported.
This comes within the aftermath of U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund saying his resignation on Thursday (Jan. 7) following President Donald Trump supporters’ assault on the Capitol.
Pittman, who joined the division in 2001, is one of the first Black ladies supervisors to earn the rank of captain. Whereas serving as captain, she was assigned to the Capitol Division because the Govt Officer.
In response to WBAL-TV, Pittman is an alumna of Morgan State College, the place she earned a bachelor of science diploma in psychology.
“This appointment is notable for our nation and our college, as she would be the first girl and first African American to carry the publish of main the USCP,” a statement from the HBCU stated.
The assertion continued: “I implore Morgan graduates and members of the Morgan household all over the world to hitch me in a full present of assist. Collectively, we have a good time this recognition of management and congratulate one in every of our personal, Appearing Chief Yogananda D. Pittman, on her achievement. She is undeniably Morgan Made!”