Milestone promotions for the US Capitol Police

Officers Yogananda "Yogi" Pittman, left, and Monique Moore, right, the first two African-American women to be promoted to the rank of captain on the U.S. Capitol Police force, stand together on the East Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Monday, March 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

March 31, 2012 8:05:53 AM PDT
As Yogananda Pittman and Monique Moore climbed the ranks of the U.S. Capitol Police, they encountered no top-level supervisors who looked like them. No black women, from the chief down to the captains, were represented in the upper management of the federal law enforcement agency responsible for protecting lawmakers and congressional buildings.