Capitol Police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt exonerated in internal probe

Capitol Police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt exonerated in internal probe
Ashli Babbit (Image: KUSI)

[Ed. – All that you need to know about this travesty of justice is buried in the parenthetical in the second paragraph: ‘whose name has not been released.’]

The Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt outside a door of the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot has been formally exonerated after an internal investigation, according to a department memo obtained by NBC News.

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.

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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.

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