Report: Investigators recommend Capitol Police officer face no criminal charges for lethally shooting Ashli Babbitt

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The Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt will not face criminal charges, according to a report of the recommendation made by investigators.

The recommendation was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which cited people familiar with the investigation.

Babbitt was among those killed during an hourslong siege on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters who were seeking to stop Congress from confirming the official election results proclaiming then-candidate Joe Biden the victor.

The incident was captured on video and has become a source of heated debate over those who accused the police officer of an improper use of force and those who emphasize the violent nature of the assault on Congress.

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Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran from California, was shot in the neck just outside of the Senate chambers as rioters began to break through the doors. A graphic video appears to show Babbitt trying to climb into the chambers before a shot rings out and she falls to the ground. She was declared deceased at a hospital later.

The woman’s husband told KUSI-TV that she was a “strong supporter” of former President Donald Trump.

A day after the Capitol riot, the officer who shot Babbitt was placed on administrative leave and suspended from their official duties while the matter was investigated.

At least eight people who were at the Capitol rioting have died, including one officer who was lethally injured during the attack and three other demonstrators who experienced medical emergencies.

Babbitt worked at a pool service company that her family had purchased in San Diego three years ago. She also appeared to believe in the QAnon conspiracy theory that posits that Democrats are involved in a Satanic global child murder and sex trafficking cult.

Here’s more about Babbitt’s death:

Ashli Babbitt, Woman Who Died in Coup, Served in US Air Force

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  1. Let’s see, nothing will be done for the murder of an unarmed Air Force veteran with 3 tours in the Middle East but a black drug dealer wife beater weilding a knife warrants legal action against the police officer who shot him?

    1. She got exactly what she deserved and you crying about an unrelated case is just showing you know the cop did nothing wrong.

      Stop virtue signaling. People like you praise police when they kill the people you deem as unnecessary. You are not a patriot. You are a coward who needs to virtue signal.

    2. Her history doesn’t matter. She gave her life away by refusing to obey orders with a gun pointed at her. Kyle Rittenhouse shot multiple unarmed people who were attacking him, bet you think he’s a hero. Just bc someone on your team died doesn’t change the rules of self defense. If a leftist shot 4 unarmed trump supporters because they were attacking him, it would still be self defense.

      She chose to refuse orders. She got exactly what she deserved and you are too much of a coward to admit that your bias won’t let you see that. So you make comparisons to other random cases. How about all the cops that actually killed someone unlawfully and got away with it? You never cared until it was your own teammate. Coward.

    3. Not to mention, her history isn’t quite as clean as you think. She has a criminal history and documented mental illness issues.

      Congrats on arguing that anyone who served in the military should never have to follow the law.

      Your prescribed opinions are so hypocritical it’s actually funny to see how people like you have to convince themselves

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