The Capitol Police have taken some jabs to the chin of late, but one who won’t is the member of that squad who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt on January 6 when a mob of people entered the Capitol Building and tried to make supporters of Make America Great Again and President Donald Trump look like a bunch of depraved lunatics.
In an email sent out by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the prosecution explained why charges will not be pursued against the officer in question. They claim there is insufficient evidence to warrant such action.
“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,” prosecutors said….
“Eventually, the three USCP officers positioned outside the doors were forced to evacuate. As members of the mob continued to strike the glass doors, Ms. Babbitt attempted to climb through one of the doors where the glass was broken out,” the DOJ said. “An officer inside the Speaker’s Lobby fired one round from his service pistol, striking Ms. Babbitt in the left shoulder, causing her to fall back from the doorway and onto the floor.”
The bullet striking her shoulder and not her neck is a correction from the original narrative. Many who have watched the video point out that if she has been struck in the neck as reported, there would have been a lot more blood.
The reality is that in the riot-like atmosphere, Ms. Babbitt took a chance that she would be confronted by law enforcement. Her veteran status should have told her that at the very least. The police officer did what he thought he needed to do in a heated situation.
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