”In many instances, when a law enforcement officer kills an individual for any reason, that officer’s name is publicly released. There is then an investigation and the public is given updates, briefings and ultimately a copy of the investigation. But not in the case of Ashli Babbitt. Instead, there is a determined effort to cover up the full circumstances of this homicide and the American people won’t stand for it,” Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)
Rep. Paul Gosar has doubled down on his fierce criticism of the police response to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, calling for an investigation into the death of a protester shot by a Capitol police officer.
“Six months ago today, Ashli Babbitt, a 110-pound woman with nothing in her hands, not a rock, not a stick or a bat, was shot dead by a still unknown Capitol Hill police officer. Her death has been ruled a homicide. Yet, we have very little information about her death. Our fake news media has asked no questions or sought information about this tragedy. So, I have. And now President Trump has joined me in seeking the truth,” said Gosar this week in a press release.
He called on the Justice Department to release the name of the officer who fired a single shot as Babbitt attempted to push through a broken window to get into the anteroom outside the chambers where lawmakers were being evacuated.
The U.S. Justice Department in April declined to bring any criminal charges against the unnamed officer after an investigation lasting several months.