The question of who shot and killed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt remains unanswered, and as time goes on, more people are demanding answers. Rep. Devin Nunes called for answers (see below) about who killed Ashli and wants the videotape from the day of the shooting at the Capitol.
The family of Ashli Babbitt is suing the Metropolitan Police Department for records of the officer who fatally shot her at the January 6th Capitol riots. Babbitt’s husband (PICTURED BELOW) had filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the records from the Metropolitan Police Department.
The lawsuit asks for all video footage of the shooting at the Capitol on January 6th and witness statements and documents gathered during an investigation into her death.
The Department of Justice decided not to pursue criminal charges against the police officer responsible in mid-April.
Department officials said at the time; an investigation found he was likely acting in self-defense as Babbitt crawled through a window.
Rep. Devin Nunes called for answers: The family has now filed a lawsuit. And with any normal circumstance where you have an officer-involved shooting, you have have people who go out there and say, “Where’s the videotape? Where’s the videotape? We need to know what officer did this… Why are we living under a different set of rules? I think that’s what the Babbit family is asking, and I agree with them. We should know who the shooter is… House Republicans still have not seen the videotapes. There are reportedly 14,000 hours of videotapes from inside the Capitol. Why is that? Why do we not have that? Why do we not have an accounting of the dozens of people who broke the windows versus the people who just walked in openly because the Capitol police let them in?
⁉️Who Shot Ashli Babbit⁉️
Show the 14,000 hours of capitol video footage
Whenever any officer shooting occurs the name of the officer is revealed and video is released
— CONNIE’S CORNER (@CRRJA5) June 9, 2021
The family is also expected to pursue another lawsuit against the Metropolitan Police Department, claiming he used excessive force. They are planning to ask for more than $10 million in that lawsuit.