The Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt during the January 6 Capitol riot has been exonerated following an internal investigation, according to reports.
Babbitt, 35, was the only person killed on January 6 when the officer – who hasn’t been named – opened fire at a mob of Trump supporters as they stormed through the Rotunda.
The commander of the Capitol Police’s Office of Personal Responsibility says ‘no further action will be taken in this matter,’ according to a memo obtained by NBC News.
In April, the Department of Justice said it wouldn’t be filing charges against the officer, so the conclusion of the internal probe ends the official investigation.
Babbitt’s family told The Washington Examiner earlier this month that they plan on filing a $10million wrongful death lawsuit, claiming a plainclothes officer didn’t issue a verbal command.
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Ashli Babbitt, 35, was fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer during the January 6 riot at the Capitol. The officer was exonerated of any wrongdoing on Friday
Babbitt was the only person killed after protesters stormed the Capitol on January 6
The family’s lawyer, Terry Roberts, alluded to a video of the Air Force veteran being shot and said the fact that no one appears to be ducking for cover in the moments before Babbitt was killed also suggests that the cop gave no verbal warning.
The cop’s lawyer denied this in previous interviews and said his client issued multiple verbal commands but that they weren’t audible on the video because he was wearing a mask.
Babbitt served multiple Middle East tours from 2004 to 2016, according to Air Force records.
She had shown her support for former President Donald Trump and promoted conservative activists and QAnon conspiracy theory movement leaders, NBC News reported.