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Capitol Police chief is resigning following the Wednesday breach of the U.S. Capitol building

Sund's resignation will be effective Jan. 16, according to reports.

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Capitol building in 2019
Capitol building in 2019
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Updated: January 7, 2021 - 8:04pm

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Following the breach of the Capitol building on Wednesday, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund is resigning from his position.

"I am respectfully submitting my letter of resignation, effective Sunday, January 16, 2021," Sund wrote in a letter dated January 7. 

"As discussed, I will transition into a sick leave status effective January 17, 2021, until I exhaust my available sick leave balance of approximately 440 hours," the letter noted.