Capital Officer Who Shot And Killed Ashli Babbitt Cleared In Internal Probe
WASHINGTON - The Capital officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt has been cleared from charges in an internal probe with a memo that says "no further action will be taken" and that the officer was "formally exonerated" according to NBC news.
The officer, who remains unnamed shot and killed Babbitt outside the door of the Capital Building on January 6th during the Capital riot as she, along with other rioters attempted to get into a hallway just outside the "Speaker's Lobby" leading to the House chamber.
The Department of Justice stated that the federal investigation found no evidence "to establish beyond a reasonable doubt" that the officer had violated federal laws of any kind and that there was no evidence to contradict his belief that it was necessary to fire at Babbitt "in self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber".
The Department of Justice statement also said, "Officials examined video footage posted on social media, statements from the officer involved and other officers and witnesses to the events, physical evidence from the scene of the shooting, and the results of an autopsy. Based on that investigation, officials determined that there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution".
This, after the FBI finished its investigation on the Capital riot and found that the storming on the United States Capital on January 6th, 2021 was not in fact organized by pro Donald Trump groups in order to alter election results for the 2020 election.