The U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) has hired a retired Secret Service agent to oversee event planning, as the department works to make changes following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
The agency announced the hiring of Wesley Schwark in a statement on Thursday. The department said he will “lead USCP’s major event planning, to include National Special Security Events.”
“Mr. Schwark’s 25-year law enforcement career will help us improve our now Department-wide operations planning processes,” acting Chief Yogananda Pittman said in a statement.
“This is yet another critical step we are taking to ensure a violent attack like January 6 never happens again,” she added.
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