The suspicions turned out to be true…..
According to reports, the identity of Ashli Babbitt’s killer has been revealed by the attorney representing her and her family.
According to him the shooter’s identity is none other than Lieutenant Michael Leroy Byrd.
What I don’t understand is why come out now?
Why would they suddenly think that this man’s life was not in danger? Especially in the current political climate.
It was recently revealed that there was no insurrection, and people now trust law enforcement and state officials less than ever…..
So why would they reveal the identity of this guy right now?
It really doesn’t make any sense, but like most things that make no sense there is usually a deliberate reason why it doesn’t make any sense.
Byrd will be interviewed tonight by Lester Holt of NBC News, perhaps some answers or clues will emerge then…..
Here are more details on Byrd:
— Election Wizard (@ElectionWiz) August 26, 2021
His name is: "Lieutenant Michael Leroy Byrd."! He should be brought to justice killing an unarmed woman!! https://t.co/3WCKrRdmzh
— Bruce Crumley (@tennisonclay) August 26, 2021
Newsweek revealed the identity of the shooter:
Roberts said race was “clearly a factor” in the decision to shield Byrd from public scrutiny.
“It’s something that has to be considered, because it’s just a clear pattern in the United States,” he said. “A white cop kills a Black individual? Their name is out there within a day. It’s all public. And look, a police officer is a public official. There should not be any exception for this.”
U.S. Capitol Police officials, police union representatives and government officials had repeatedly claimed that disclosing the officer’s identity would put his life and his wife’s in danger—and subject them to racial slurs. Lt. Byrd’s family roots are in Jamaica, according to one of his neighbors.
Lieutenant Michael Leroy Byrd shot Ashli Babbitt #sayhisname
— Post ↺ Reality Larry (@RasberryLarry_) August 26, 2021
Michael Leroy Byrd should be tried for the murder of Ashli Babbitt.
— Mike Billand for U.S. Congress – TX-2 (@billand_mike) August 26, 2021
Byrd was not exactly a model officer according to this report from The Hill:
Capitol Police say that the commander of officers on the House side of the Capitol left his service weapon unattended in a bathroom where it was discovered by another officer.
A spokeswoman for the department told Roll Call that Lt. Mike Byrd will be investigated after his Glock-22, which has no manual safety to prevent unintended firing, was found “during a routine security sweep” by another officer in a bathroom on Monday.
“The Department takes these matters very seriously, and has a very thorough process to investigate and review incidents such as these, and holds personnel accountable for their actions,” spokeswoman Eva Malecki told The Hill.