Capitol Police Chief Phillip Morse (left) will retire at the end of May.
In 2009, appropriators balked at the rising cost estimates for replacing the Capitol Police’s aging radio system and questioned whether department officials had done their homework. The radios have not yet been replaced, with Morse recently saying they should be ready early next year.
In 2010, lawmakers threatened to strip the Capitol Police of the authority to manage its own finances after payroll miscalculations revealed a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall.
In 2008, Morse received considerable criticism for his leadership style from officers participating in a union-commissioned survey.
“We’ve had our disagreements, but personally, I like him, and I wish him the best,” Konczos said.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.