Ashli Babbitt’s husband sues for name of Capitol cop who shot her during riot


The husband of slain Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt is suing for records revealing the identity of the US Capitol Police officer who fatally shot her during the Jan. 6 siege.

Aaron Babbitt is asking a Washington DC court to force police to hand over the cop’s name, as well as other records relating to his wife’s death, including video footage of the incident and witness statements, local outlet WUSA reported.

DC’s Metropolitan Police Department was tasked with the investigation, and has “failed to comply” with a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Babbitt for the documents, the lawsuit states.

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, according to the filing.

The complaint, filed in DC Superior Court last week, came about a month after the Department… (Read more)

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