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Lawyer For Ashli Babbitt’s Family Says Lawsuit Will Be Filed Soon Against Us Capitol Police

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A lawyer for Ashli Babbitt’s family said that they will file a lawsuit against the U. S. Capitol Police after a Capitol Police officer shot and killed her during the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.

No charges were filed against the officer, who has not yet been identified, who shot Babbitt. Babbitt, a U. S. Air Force veteran, was unarmed when she tried to climb through one of the Capitol doors before the officer shot her.

“The family and I were disappointed in the Department of Justice’s decision on this, but my role is really to bring a civil action and in that way, vindicate her rights,” Terry Roberts told Newsmax on Monday.

The Babbitt family, he said, disagrees with the Department of Justice’s move to not pursue criminal charges against the officer, adding “clearly, the officer a required willfullness … he could clearly see that she was not armed” and didn’t present an immediate threat. The officer also didn’t give ample warning before the shooting, Roberts said.

“This is a situation in which the officer could have easily arrested her if he had grounds to arrest her without using deadly force,” he said. “This was an egregious act of e… (Read more)

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