The Capitol Police released a statement Monday:
“The officer in this case, who is not being identified for the officer’s safety, will not be facing internal discipline.”
Ashli Babbitt’s killer remains at large due to the findings of an internal memo investigation……
“An internal memo investigation” What does that even mean? They cleared themselves of any wrongdoing and absolved themselves of any and all responsibility?
The F.B.I. recently confirmed that there was no “insurrection”, and that there was little to no evidence for any Trump supporters organizing anything….
In other words there was very little danger, and they knew that….
So why exactly did officers and security personnel with guns shoot and kill a civilian at a political rally?
That’s the real question here…
Why wasn’t less restraint used?
The press release issued by the Capitol Police states:
NEW: Capitol Police release a statement on the investigation into the officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt on January 6th:
“The officer in this case, who is not being identified for the officer’s safety, will not be facing internal discipline." pic.twitter.com/JkvIT0Y6PP
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) August 23, 2021
— The Quill Press (@VinceQuill) August 23, 2021
JUSTICE FOR ASHLI BABBITT!
— Michael Burkes (@MrMichaelBurkes) August 21, 2021
NBC News reports:
The officer, whose name has not been released, opened fire 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 of 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 were being brought against the officer. The exoneration by the Capitol Police wraps up the last remaining investigation into the incident.
It was centrally coordinated.
From the FBI. https://t.co/odbNFgH7Q1
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 20, 2021
FOOLS!! WE SAW THE VIDEO. HE KILLED ASHLI BABBITT UNLAWFULLY. THE @CapitolPolice are HIDING behind FANONE and these RIDICULOUS "press releases" —-the officer who pulled the TRIGGER should NOT be a cop. FIRE HIM. PROSECUTE HIM. https://t.co/r7sH05FtPA
— Greg Kelly The PROJECT is a Secret (@gregkellyusa) August 23, 2021
Fox News had more:
“If the doors were breached, the rioters would have immediate access to the House Chambers,” the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement Monday. “The actions of the officer in this case potentially saved Members and staff from serious injury and possible death from a large crowd of rioters who forced their way into the U.S. Capitol and to the House Chamber where Members and staff were steps away.”
The department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) “determined the officer’s conduct was lawful and within Department policy, which says an officer may use deadly force only when the officer reasonably believes that action is in the defense of human life, including the officer’s own life, or in the defense of any person in immediate danger of serious physical injury.”