Harry Dunn to depart Capitol Police

Harry Dunn to depart Capitol Police

Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn, who rose to prominence testifying about the horrors of the Jan. 6 insurrection, is set to resign from the department, he confirmed to POLITICO.

Dunn testified in the Jan. 6 select committee’s first public hearing in July 2021 along with three other officers from the Capitol Police and D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department.

Dunn shared the racial epithets hurled at him by rioters as the officers recounted the violence they saw on Jan. 6. He and the other three officers — Michael Fanone of the MPD, Daniel Hodges of the MPD and Aquilino Gonell of USCP — went on to attend all of the Jan. 6 select panel’s public hearings.

Since then, Dunn has been outspoken about the lasting trauma he and other officers faced after Jan. 6 and his desire for accountability for those responsible for the Capitol insurrection. He also unsuccessfully ran to be the head of the Capitol Police’s union in Nov. 2021. He released a book this fall about his experiences and has expressed some interest in running for the congressional seat soon to be vacated by retiring Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.)

Roll Call earlier reported Dunn’s planned departure.

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