The police officer who shot Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt dead has been suspended and the incident is currently under investigation.
Babbitt was shot in the neck at almost point blank range during yesterday’s chaos in DC during the storming of the Capitol building.
Footage of the shocking incident clearly shows that non-lethal measures could have been used against Babbitt, who served her country during a 14 year stint in the Air Force.
GRAPHIC FOOTAGE: Police fatally shoot a Trump supporter inside the Capitol building. This is a sickening crime that should be prosecuted as such. pic.twitter.com/X8JK7HplJ7
— Dan Cohen (@dancohen3000) January 7, 2021
The officer who shot Babbitt, who was wearing a suit and positioned inside the Senate chamber when he opened fire, has now been suspended pending an investigation.
US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund also said that there would be a “thorough review” of security measures following the incident.
Sund said in his statement that officers had acted “valiantly” against rioters who “actively attacked United States Capitol Police Officers and other uniformed law enforcement officers with metal pipes, discharged chemical irritants, and took up other weapons against our officers.”
As we highlighted earlier, some leftist commentators called for police to shoot Trump supporters before Babbitt was killed, while others gloated over her death on Facebook and Twitter.
Three other people died during the bedlam, but authorities have only revealed that they were killed as a result of “medical emergencies.”
Immediately after the shooting, mainstream media journalists such as Huffington Post’s Matt Fuller falsely claimed that Trump supporters were shooting into the chamber, when the opposite was true.
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) January 7, 2021
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