Who killed Ashli Babbitt? It has been over six months since Ashli Babbitt’s homicide, and her family still doesn’t know the name of her killer. Ashli Babbitt’s husband is suing the federal government to release the identity of the U.S. Capitol Police officer responsible for her death.
The family filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the name of the officer, which N.Y. Post reports that the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department has “failed to comply.” The report states that “the department allegedly blew through a May 12 deadline to either fork over the materials to Babbitt or notify him that he wouldn’t be getting access to them.”
Jordan Fischer, a local D.C. outlet investigator with left-leaning partisan viewpoints, reported a “statement of facts” released to the public concerning the complaint filed by Ashli Babbitt’s husband, Aaron Babbitt. It stated:
“On April 21, 2021, Plaintiff (Aaron Babbitt) submitted an FOIA request to the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, a public body within the District, seeking access to:
a. video footage of the incident.b. statements of witnesses to include recorded and/or written statements of witnesses, as well as notes and summaries of what the witnesses said.
c. reports of the investigation of the incident
d. documents that identify the officer or person who shot Ashli Babbitt in the incident.
e. statements, as well as notes and summaries of what the officer said regarding the shooting and the reasons he discharged his weapon.
f. police radio communications by members of the United States Capitol Police concerning or relating to the circumstances leading up to the incident, the incident itself, and the aftermath.
h. reports and documents (including video footage) reviewed as part of IAD’s investigation of the incident.
i. photographs of the location of the incident, the shooter, and Ashli Babbitt.
j. police training records of the shooting officer reviewed as part of the investigation of the incident
k. the General Orders and regulations regarding the use of force applicable to the shooting officer at the time of the incident; and
l. recommendations for or against bringing criminal charges against the officer involved in the shooting.”
#CapitolRiot: Aaron Babbitt, the husband of Ashli Babbitt – who was fatally shot while attempting to breach the Speaker's Lobby – has filed a complaint against @DCPoliceDept. He's requesting information on the identity of the @CapitolPolice officer who shot his wife. pic.twitter.com/ExzBZxvsnK
— Jordan Fischer (@JordanOnRecord) June 9, 2021
The family plans to file a $12 million wrongful death lawsuit. The lawyer for the family, Terry Roberts, said, “If she committed any crime by going through the window and into the Speaker’s Lobby, it would have been trespassing. Some misdemeanor crime. All a rookie cop would have done is arrest her.” He said, “And he has plenty of other officers there to assist with the arrest.”
Ashli Babbitt’s family still believes that she was murdered. The family’s attorney said, “In the eye of the family? Of course, she was. I mean, there was just no legal justification to take her life.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton gives his take on why it is necessary for an investigation to be launched and to get to the bottom of the death of Ashli Babbitt.