Capitol Police Confirm, Ashli Babbitt Was Unarmed

She was murdered by police incompetence.

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The vast majority of law enforcement personnel are good at their jobs. But it takes only one to choke at a critical time and a life can be lost. So it happened on January 6th. Judicial Watch obtained internal Capitol Police documents on the shooting of Ashli Babbitt.

Read below and see how she was murdered by a nervous Capitol Hill cop who shot an unarmed woman. But there will be no justice for her. The fix is already in. And as opposed to criminals, there will be no protests, demonstrations, or congressional statements to mark her death. After all, she was only a powerless, unarmed, individual American citizen. Since when does government care if one of those dies at their hands?


FNC: “More than 500 pages of internal documents from DC Metropolitan Police concerning the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol on Jan. 6 reveal witness accounts stating she was not holding a weapon at the time of her death and how ‘upset’ the officer was after shooting her.

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Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, was shot and killed during the storming of the Capitol by a bullet fired by Capitol Police officer ​​Lt. Michael Byrd. The documents from the DC Metropolitan Police department show that witnesses did not see Babbitt holding a weapon prior to her being shot, and reveal conflicting accounts of whether Byrd verbally warned Babbitt before shooting her.”

“These previously secret records show there was no good reason to shoot and kill Ashli Babbitt,” stated Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. “The Biden-Garland Justice Department and the Pelosi Congress have much to answer for the over the mishandling and cover-up of this scandalous killing of an American citizen by the U.S. Capitol Police.”

Here is the Capitol Police internal account of the shooting. “Sergeant [redacted] observed a white, female protester was climbing through an opened area where the glass pane had been knocked out. He heard a gunshot and this female fell backwards through the opening. The crowd on the other side of the barricaded east doors, began to step back and some put their hands in the air. Sergeant [redacted] observed Lieutenant Byrd step back just after hearing the gunshot. He did not see anything in the female protester’s hands prior to the gunshot,” the Capitol Police Internal Affairs Division report stated.

“He did not see Ms. McEntee [Babbitt] in possession of any potential weapons,” the summary report stated. “He reiterated that he did not observe that she was armed…Sergeant [redacted] never went on the other side of the barricaded east door. He also did not know that it was Lieutenant Byrd who shot his gun until he talked to him moments after it occurred. Lieutenant Byrd looked upset and stated, ‘I was the one who took the shot,’” the report continued. Why was he upset? Because he knew he had killed an unarmed woman.

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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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7 months ago

Ashli Babbitt’s death was unnecessary and criminal. That nancy pelosi is covering up for this Lt Byrd is far more disgraceful than anything that happened to george floyd.