Family of Ashli Babbitt to Sue Capitol Police, Officer that Shot and Killed Her

Nick Kangadis | April 30, 2021
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Ashli Babbitt — say…her…name. Just using the left’s methods for a second. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to have the social media “gods” allow you to even see the link to be able to read this story.

The family of the unarmed woman who was shot and killed in cold blood inside the U.S. Capitol during the events of January 6 is reportedly planning to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Capitol Police and the yet unnamed officer who took her life, according to the Newsweek.

Newsweek reported:

The civil suit will follow a decision by federal prosecutors not to seek criminal charges against a plainclothes police lieutenant whose single shot killed Babbitt, who was unarmed[…]

[Babbitt family attorney Terry] Roberts told Zenger News that "within the next ten days" he will serve notice to U.S. Capitol Police, which patrols the office buildings and grounds of the Capitol, that he intends to file suit in Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. "We intend to vindicate Ashli's constitutional rights, which were egregiously violated," said Roberts, referring to a Fourth Amendment claim. The suit, he said, will also include a civil rights claim filed personally against the lieutenant.

Roberts also spoke of the egregious nature in which the offending officer took Babbitt’s like and how even a “rookie police officer would not have shot this woman.”

“If she committed any crime by going through the window and into the Speaker's Lobby, it would have been trespassing. Some misdemeanor crime,” Roberts said. “All a rookie cop would have done is arrest her.”

The Babbitt’s lawyer continued by saying that there were “plenty of other officers there to assist with arrest,” making the action of shooting Babbitt more than unreasonable.

“You had officers on Ashli's side of the door in riot gear and holding submachine guns. And on the other side of the door you have another uniformed officer 6 or 8 feet away,” Newsweek reported Roberts as saying. “Whose life is he saving by shooting her? ... She's not brandishing a weapon. She's on the window ledge. And there's no reason to think she's armed.”

It should be interesting to see if there are any protests for Babbitt’s life or televised courtroom sessions in which the president and members of Congress might weigh in on. Probably not, but just making sure the double-standard is still there.

H/T: New York Post