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The Department of Justice (DOJ) will not pursue charges against the U.S. Capitol Police officer who allegedly shot and killed Ashli Babbitt during the Jan. 6 riot in Washington, D.C., officials announced Wednesday.

An investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia determined “that there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution,” the department said in a statement.

The article goes on to state the following:

Authorities had considered for months whether criminal charges were appropriate for the Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Babbitt, 35, an Air Force veteran from San Diego. The Justice Department’s decision, though expected, officially closes out the investigation.

According to the report, prosecutors said they reviewed footage of the shooting and statements from witnesses, including the officer who shot Babbitt. They reportedly examined physical evidence from the scene and reviewed the autopsy results, which ruled Babbitt’s death as a homicide.

Prosecutors said, “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.”

The announcement described that Babbitt “was among a mob of people that entered the Capitol building and gained access to a hallway outside ‘Speaker’s Lobby,’ which leads to the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives.”

According to the DOJ, “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 glass was broken out. 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 name of the officer has not officially been released, but based on the footage from the shooting, speculators on social media identified the officer as Lieutenant Michael Leroy Byrd.

Demand is high to officially release the name of the officer who shot Babbitt, but it appears to be unlikely officials will comply.

“If Ashli Babbitt wasn’t white, I can guarantee you that we’d know the name of the cop who killed her by now,” one user wrote.

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34 COMMENTS

  1. So white cop kills a black guy she gets charged with murder. Black cop kills a white woman he goes free. Just getting my facts straight.

  2. So a black officer shoots a white girl because he’s chickenshit and he’s not being arrested for murdering her? Absolutely disgusting.

    WHITE LIVES MATTER. EXCEPT FOR BIDEN.

  3. This country is going backwards in race relations. I say let all the black people run each city in every state and sit back and see what happens. Watch the destruction! It’s pathetic what happening in this country.

  4. Did anyone ever think that it would come out right.
    No investigations ever in that place ever lead to justice That young woman was murdered
    She was just there Using her legal rights as a citizen against this vile congress and senate.
    But it’s ok for Antifa and BLM to continue to destroy and burn and kill not only whites but blacks
    Justice in America is a joke. And if we don’t activate our rights ASAP. Well they will be allowed to kill us all. They are allowing Antifa and BLM Biden and Kamala pay fir their defense.
    Racism is at its highest level toward white people.

  5. I didn’t even have to read the decision. I could have told you before I read it. Black cop, white woman, no contest. Had it been reversed charges would have absolutely been brought. Just like Minnesota. I have pretty much felt sorry for the African-Americans up until now but am fast changing my mind.

  6. She gets murdered by a black cop for following antifa and BLM in and nothing happens. A white cop accidentally shoots a black man and she gets charged. I would have been surprised if they hadn’t charged her. Antifa and BLM destroy cities, loot stores, and starts fire at ICE facility and they go free too.

  7. I am a very angry Republican and Trump supporter who feels there was definitely 2020 election fraud across the board. And yet I have to disagree with the seeming consensus on here. Babbitt was part of a crazed MOB that was kicking the narrow window glass and breaking into the inner Capitol. I watched this in ASTONISHMENT IN REAL TIME on my tv at home. No way anybody’s sex or color had anything to do with this shooting: it was impossibly hard to tell who were the cops and who were the rioters it was so jumbled and happened so fast, even when the scene was re-played over and over by the news cameras immediately. I remember thinking that’s it’s a good thing these weren’t SERIOUSLY ARMED FOREIGN DISCIPLINED TERRORISTS because there were barely any cops in sight doing the “protecting.” I want to know who it was who issued the STAND DOWN orders for both the Capitol Police and the DCMetro Police??? None of these rioters should have ever even gained entrance to our Hallowed Halls of Congress.

  8. When and where are we rioting and looting to protest this black pos!? oh that’s right we are the civil ones… GTFOH!!
    Until we stand up this is going to keep happening!

  9. We all knew this was going to be the outcome; in-house, secrecy & protection of their own….no firearm discipline. This should be out in the open and charges brought.

  10. Let me get this straight, the officer shoots point blank at an unarmed white female and not only are the news and authorities protecting his identity and then the DOJ refuses to charge him at all, not even of man slaughter, BUT the female white officer in Minnesota who discharged her weapon unintentionally, at a criminal who resisted arrest and attempted to flee , is being charged with second degree murder??? Did I get this right or are here other “facts” that i don’t know? What the hell is wrong with our justice system. Should we start burning down businesses in order to be heard? ALL lives matter

  11. Outrageous! I agree with everyone this is a travesty. There was no reason to shoot her she was unarmed and never threatened anyone. Many people climbed through the window. She needs justice.

  12. That’s what the left radicals want…a war between white and black….it is only a minority causing the issue like BLM…..they are the TRUE ENEMY AND NEED TO BE DEALT WITH NOW BEFORE THIS GOES MUCH FURTHER

  13. That was ATIFA AND BLM that broke the glass!! The BLM filming everything was not held, but Trump SUPPORTERS are being held in jail! The one in PELOSI’S office has been in jail for three months!!! Why did he feel he had to shoot her??? This is BS!!!! BLACK PRIVILEGE!!!! Does anyone need flat screen TV or Nikes????

  14. I no longer need to read stories like these with their teaser headlines. I already know what they will tell me, and that is no justice, ever!

    It’s been three months, and they still won’t release the name of the perpetrator. But if it’s a white officer implicated in the shooting of a black victim, then the officer’s identity is released right away.

    No justice, ever.

  15. The capitol police were ordered to stand down on Jan 6. That means that when Michael Leroy Byrd shot and killed Ashli Babbitt, he committed murder.

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