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Capitol Police Chief: '400 Officers Short of Where We Need to Be'

Posted on AllSides January 3rd, 2022
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Reforms have made the Capitol Police better equipped to deal with a massive attack like that at the Capitol last Jan. 6, but the department remains far short of how many officers it needs, according to its chief, J. Thomas Manger. 

"We’re now really about 400 officers short of where we need to be," Manger said on Fox News Sunday. "One thing that we have not been able to fix, so to speak, are the staffing issues."

The department's ranks were depleted because of attrition blamed on the Jan. 6...

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