Capitol Police Union Election Gets Nasty, With Outside Unions Weighing In

WASHINGTON — The head of Washington, D.C.’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge is facing criticism for using his platform to advocate for the election of Gus Papathanasiou over Harry Dunn in the upcoming Capitol Police union leader election by sending an email blast to his members.

On Friday, the lodge, under the leadership of President Gerald Neill Jr., sent an email to the group — which comprises many area law enforcement entities, including the Metropolitan Police Department, FBI and Capitol Police — touting the Park Police union’s endorsement of Papathanasiou in the upcoming Capitol Police union election Thursday.

The Park Police union’s endorsement from its chairman, Kenneth Spencer, supports Papathanasiou while taking veiled shots at Dunn.

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