Cop Who Shot Ashli Babbitt Acted ‘Lawfully,’ ‘Saved Members From Possible Death,’ Capitol Police Says


The Capitol Police officer who shot protester Ashi Babbitt was found to be acting “lawfully” and “in line with department policy” and will not face internal sanctions, the Capitol Police said Monday. The Daily Wire reported Friday that the officer who shot Babbitt as she entered the Capitol Speaker’s Lobby through a broken window was “formally exonerated after the Capitol Police conducted an internal investigation, according to an internal document.” The internal Capitol Police investigation represented the last such open investigation into the circumstances surrounding the 35-year-old Trump supporter’s death. A memo on the matter, obtained by NBC News, said that “no further action will be taken in this matter,” meaning that the officer — who will not be named — will not face discipline.

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