Capitol Police officers seek early retirement due to ‘failed’ leadership, union boss says

Numerous U.S. Capitol Police officers are on the brink of turning in their “retirement papers” due to inadequate leadership, a prominent law enforcement union said Friday.

“Many officers that are retirement eligible are seriously looking at turning in their retirement papers. Since [the Capitol Hill siege on] January 6th, several officers have retired as a result,” Gus Papathanasiou, chairman of the United States Capitol Police Labor Committee, said in a statement obtained by the Washington Examiner. “Additionally, I cannot tell you the number of younger officers who have confided in me since the insurrection who are actively looking at other police agencies or even new careers.”

Papathanasiou cited the
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