The Capitol Police exonerated the cop three days ago. They found his “actions were within department policy.”
The cop who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt on January 6th will reveal himself during NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt at 6:30 PM ET.
The Capitol Police exonerated the cop three days ago.
The investigation found the cop’s “actions were within department policy, which allows deadly force only when an officer reasonably believes they are protecting themselves or others from serious physical harm.”
The department wrote: “The actions of the officer in this case potentially saved members [of Congress] 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 Capitol Police did not want to identify the man because he received death threats along with his family.
Babbitt family lawyer Terrell Roberts asked what we all are thinking: “Did the Capitol Police’s fear that by identifying the officer he would be exposed to grave danger just evaporate into thin air?”
NBC News said the cop will “share his perspective on the events of that day, including the aftermath of the deadly insurrection and the threats he has received.”
Deadly? Babbitt is the only one that I know of who died during the riot.
He will also discuss the investigation by the Capitol Police along with the policy they used to clear his name.DONATE
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