The U.S. Department of Justice will not charge a U.S. Capitol Police officer for shooting and killing Ashli Babbitt during the Capitol Riots on Jan 6.
Babbitt, a 14-year Air Force veteran and Trump supporter, was among rioters that broke into the United States Capitol on Jan. 6. Babbitt was shot and killed after breaking through a door.
The Capitol Police and federal prosecutors have not released the name of the officer.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division investigated the incident and concluded that there was not enough evidence for criminal prosecution.
“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 Justice Department said.