Judicial Watch: Internal documents show that Ashli Babbitt was shot for “no good reason”

Documents obtained by Judicial Watch show that the police knew that Ashli Babbitt was unarmed and that there was no good reason to shoot her. Yet for months Biden administration officials and Congressional Democrats have defending the killing of an unarmed woman for what amounts to trespassing.

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More than 500 pages of internal documents from DC Metropolitan Police concerning the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol on Jan. 6 reveal witness accounts stating she was not holding a weapon at the time of her death and how “upset” the officer was after shooting her.

“These previously secret records show there was no good reason to shoot and kill Ashli Babbitt,” stated Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, which obtained the documents through a May 2021 FOIA lawsuit. “The Biden-Garland Justice Department and the Pelosi Congress have much to answer for the over the mishandling and cover-up of this scandalous killing of an American citizen by the U.S. Capitol Police.”

Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, was shot and killed during the storming of the Capitol by a bullet fired by Capitol Police officer ​​Lt. Michael Byrd. The documents from the DC Metropolitan Police department show that witnesses did not see Babbitt holding a weapon prior to her being shot, and reveal conflicting accounts of whether Byrd verbally warned Babbitt before shooting her.

A Capitol Police sergeant, whose name is redacted, described seeing Babbitt climbing through a broken window, but did not witness her holding a weapon, according to a portion of the documents received by Judicial Watch.

“Sergeant [redacted] observed a white, female protester was climbing through an opened area where the glass pane had been knocked out. He heard a gunshot and this female fell backwards through the opening. The crowd on the other side of the barricaded east doors, began to step back and some put their hands in the air. Sergeant [redacted] observed Lieutenant Byrd step back just after hearing the gunshot. He did not see anything in the female protester’s hands prior to the gunshot,” the Internal Affairs Division report stated.

“Sergeant [redacted] never went on the other side of the barricaded east door. He also did not know that it was Lieutenant Byrd who shot his gun until he talked to him moments after it occurred. Lieutenant Byrd looked upset and stated, ‘I was the one who took the shot,’” the report continued.


The lawyer for the Babbitt family went so far as to allege that Capitol Police ambushed Ashli. Meanwhile, Lt. Byrd was interviewed by NBC Nightly News’ Lester Holt where he said that his actions saved lives. Talk about giving the finger to the rest us, man. In an era where almost every police shooting is characterized as an assassination, we have this guy getting a pass and a hero’s welcome when all the facts have not been reviewed. But who needs to do that for this officer-involved shooting, right? A reportedly nutty conservative rioter was shot and killed. Next.

This is what can be seen on social media. These are the people who call us “haters”:


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4 Responses to Judicial Watch: Internal documents show that Ashli Babbitt was shot for “no good reason”

  1. Pa Hermit says:

    The “woke” crowd needs an awakening very badly! Live next to or around a “wokester”? Do what needs to be done! This is America! Treat them like the criminal they are! Shun them at every level.Married to one? Divorce them. Once you look at death right smack in the face and come out a winner, you’ll change your opinion!


  2. geoffg12 says:

    I don’t know. How could any reasoning homo sapien not have an angry reply that says: We know that! Now, who is responsible and what are we paying for?


  3. geoffg12 says:

    On a different topic, this old techy has a suggestion. We don’t we have marches on every capital, all airing as “live” depending on the time zone? Like in coordinating our displeasure. It appears the list of real grievances suffered by the average joe, is ever longer. Let’s have Nation Grievances on TV. At some point, the audience size dictates support from business. Just sayin’


  4. geoffg12 says:

    Also, probably worth “band-waggoning” by the local politicians.


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