Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt is Formally Exonerated

U.S. Capitol Police have formally exonerated an officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6.

“USCP’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) determined the officer’s conduct was lawful and within Department policy, which says an officer may use deadly force only when the officer reasonably believes that action is in the defense of human life, including the officer’s own life, or in the defense of any person in immediate danger of serious physical injury,” Capitol Police said in a statement.

The officer, who remains unidentified, will not face disciplinary action.

Their actions “potentially saved Members 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,” Capitol Police said in the release.

“If the doors were breached, the rioters would have immediate access to the House Chambers. The officer’s actions were consistent with the officer’s training and USCP policies and procedures,” the agency continued.

Babbitt was shot as she tried to enter the Speaker’s gallery just off the House floor in the Capitol on Jan. 6. A group of people who had stormed the building had slammed through a window to the gallery, and Babbitt was climbing through that space.

The officer fired one shot, hitting Babbitt in the left shoulder.

Federal prosecutors announced in April that they would not be pursuing charges against the officer, saying in a statement that officials determined there was “insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution.”

“Specifically, the investigation revealed no evidence to establish that, at the time the officer fired a single shot at Ms. Babbitt, the officer did not reasonably believe that it was necessary to do so in self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement at the time.

Babbitt has been viewed by some on the right as a martyr, including by former President Trump, who claimed in July that the officer who shot the 35-year-old had “no reason” to shoot her.

Monday’s release from USCP notes the officer “and the officer’s family have been the subject of numerous credible and specific threats for actions that were taken as part of the job of all our officers: defending the Congress, Members, staff and the democratic process.”

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  1. Little liar wasn’t in the building just a sick imagination she makes up stories I don’t think she should be at capital need to be in a mental hospital or jail with all the other swamp liars poor little whore

  2. Clearly the Officer, Capital Police administration & Cali-hag millionairess Pelosi are hiding behind the rules they have bent in order to exonerate a so-called homicide perpetrator.
    So what if the mystery shooter & family are getting flack. Capital Police operate under rules every freakin Democrat would object to if the crime happened anywhere else.

    The facts will come out, Ashli’s family will be compensated, a problematic Capital Police Officer will go to jail & the special non-disclosure rules that the Capital Police operate under will finally be changed.

  3. Funny how some cops go to prison for over 20 years for shooting a drug addicted criminal that held a gun to a pregnant woman stomach went to prison and then got out and continued to be a drug addict/criminal. But it’s apparently ok to shoot an unarmed woman who did nothing wrong. So I guess as long as democrats support the cop who did the killing then it’s ok. God this world has gone to hell fast with lying scum oh I mean democrats in charge. Karma will take care of this so called cop and the democrats who supported the exoneration just hope when Karma comes it’s long and painful.

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