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Capitol Police officer may face lawsuit for January 6th shooting of rioter Ashli Babbitt

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The USCP officer responsible for shooting Ashli Babbitt is facing the threat of legal consequence.

An unidentified United States Capitol Police officer may be looking at a lawsuit. The family of Ashli Babbitt seeks justice against the shooter of their fallen family member. Ashli Babbitt was present at the January 6th Capitol Siege as a rioter in support of President Donald Trump – bearing his campaign flag as she went on with the other rioters. However, Babbitt tried to climb through a window into the House of Representatives Speaker’s Lobby, and was shot as a consequence. Although cleared by the Department of Justice, the officer is on the radar of the Babbitt Family’s attorney, Terry Roberts, who also knows exactly who the officer is.

“In a free country like ours, it’s very strange and odd that they wouldn’t identify the officer, or even provide some details, explaining why he had to kill her. You would probably expect this kind of thing to happen in Russia,” Roberts said. Robert argues the decision of the officer to shoot Babbitt was baseless. “You had officers on Ashli’s side of the door in riot gear and holding submachine guns. And on the other side of the door you have another uniformed officer six or eight feet away. Whose life is he saving by shooting her? … She’s not brandishing a weapon. She’s on the window ledge.” Roberts and the Babbitt Family plan to obtain $12 million in damages from the USCP, but it is expected that the unidentified officer will be held solely accountable.

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ARTICLE: DAYKHI CONQUEST

POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

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