WASHINGTON — Capitol Police officers union had a vote of "No Confidence" last week that showed their dissatisfaction with the force's leadership.
The vote of "No Confidence" was over 90% for Acting Chief Pittman (92%), Assistant Chief Thomas (96%), Deputy Chief Pickett (91%), and Captain Ben Smith (97%), according to the news release from the Capitol Police Labor Committee.
Others that were a part of the "No Confidence" vote was Acting Assistant Chief Gallagher (84%), Deputy Chief Bowen (85%), Deputy Chief Waldow (64%).
The Capitol Police's union called for "rank-and-file members" to consider a vote of no confidence late last week because of what they called "senior leadership's mishandling of the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6."
According to the Washington Post, only 43% of the Capitol Police force participated in the "No Confidence" vote.
140 Capitol Police and DC Police officers were injured during the Capitol riot.
Over a month late, investigators still have not charged anyone with Sicknick's death.
Sicknick, 42, was a 12-year veteran of the force.
In the aftermath of the events of January 6, former Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund resigned and the Capitol Police union has laid Sicknick’s death – plus those of two other officers who have since taken their lives after responding to the Capitol that day – at the feet of “unconscionable” failures by department leadership.