Investigation also open into death of Capitol police officer
The U.S. attorney for District of Columbia has opened a
federal excessive force investigation into the shooting
death of Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old Trump supporter who
was shot and killed Wednesday during the Capitol riot, Leakers.ng
Video of the incident shows an unidentified police officer
shooting Babbitt as she appears to attempt to climb
through a broken window in a barricaded hallway at the U.S.
Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, lived in Southern California
but flew to the nation’s capital for the Trump rally.
Leakers.ng reports that U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin has also
opened a homicide investigation into the death of Capitol
Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died due to injuries
sustained “while physically engaging with protesters.”
The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating
Sicknick’s death as well.
Three other people died due to medical emergencies during
At least 13 people have been charged in federal court for
their roles in the deadly breach of the Capitol for crimes
ranging from interstate threats against House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi to violent entry and disorderly conduct on
Another 40 people have been charged in Superior Court
with unlawful entry, firearm violations, and other crimes.
“My office, along with our law enforcement partners at all
levels, have been expeditiously working and leveraging
every resource to identify, arrest, and begin prosecuting
these individuals who took part in the brazen criminal acts
at the U.S. Capitol,” Sherwin said Friday.
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