Capitol Police have investigated them selves and found themselves simple of any wrongdoing within the murder of unarmed 14-year Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt.
The identity of Babbitt’s killer, a Capitol police officer, has been officially kept secret for over seven several weeks.
In April, Attorney General Merrick Garland also declined to bring any costs against Babbitt’s killer .
The Capitol Officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt outside a doorway of the U. S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 huge range has been formally exonerated right after an internal investigation, according to a department memo obtained simply by NBC News.
The officer, whose title has not been released, opened fireplace on Babbitt as she and a mob of other Trump supporters tried to forcefully enter the Capitol.
Video of the shooting showed Babbitt in front of a crowd associated with rioters trying to get through a door leading to where members of Congress were being evacuated on the House side of the building.
The Justice Department announced in April that no charges had been being brought against the official. The exoneration by the Capitol Police wraps up the final remaining investigation into the event.
A memo from the commander of the Capitol Police’s Office of Personal Responsibility says “ no more action will be taken in this matter” after the officer has been exonerated for use of pressure.
Babbitt’s family lawyer, Terry Roberts, on Sunday slammed the secretive investigation as a “ sham. ”
“ I have seen nothing to confirm that an internal affairs analysis by the Capitol Police was done or has been finished, ” Roberts said within a statement posted to Tweets. “ But , if accurate, I challenge Capitol Law enforcement to release the detailed findings (if any) of its investigation. ”
“ It’s not enough to say that an officer did nothing incorrect if it cannot demonstrate exactly how it reached that bottom line, ” he said. “ I say release the particular findings to the public so we can determine for yourself if the investigation was comprehensive, competent and fair. It wasn’t. ”
Roberts continued: “ I predict the Capitol Police will not release anything substantive because it would demonstrate this conducted a sham ‘ investigation. ‘ A one-sided inquiry behind closed doors proves absolutely nothing, and it WAS NOT an ‘ exoneration. ‘ The world has already seen citizens’ videos of the shooting and has reached a different conclusion – one which is usually far from clearing the officer. ”
Most cops these days who take a random thug throughout the commission of a crime are usually ID’ed within 24 hours and subject to intense overview — including death dangers on social media — during cases where their actions were clearly justified .
For your feds to suggest this particular cop’s identity must be kept secret for his basic safety is just laughable!
Ashli Babbitt’s killer, who has been unofficially identified as Lt. Michael D. Byrd , was able to destroy an unarmed veteran rather than only avoid any and all charges but have his identification kept secret for over 7 months.
That it is entirely within the realm associated with possibility that he will never officially be acknowledged as her fantastic.
While Democrats will go to baseball bat for any random thug (so long as they’re shot by a white or “ white-adjacent” police officer), instead of demand justice for Ashli Babbitt GOP cowards like Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin and North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer have literally praised her killer!
As I reported in July, our own corrupt Congress — including many members who supported the “ Defund the particular Police” movement — identified to give the Capitol Police an additional $2 billion in funding which they’re today using to form a national law enforcement force/shadowy intelligence agency which is exempt from FOIA plus above the law!