In this Feb. 2, 2021 file photo, acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman pays respects to U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington.
However, she denied that law enforcement failed to take seriously warnings of violence before the Jan. 6 insurrection.
AdEven if it had reached the top officials, Pittman argued, Capitol Police wouldn't have done anything differently.
Before she was named acting police chief — Sund, the former chief, resigned after the riot — Pittman was the assistant chief in charge of intelligence operations.
In her testimony, Pittman denied that race played a role in the failure to heed warning signs.