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Trump to Ashli Babbitt's Mom: 'We Can't Let This Happen'

Call to Micki Witthoeft took place during protest outside DC jail in support of Jan. 6 rioters

(Newser) - A rally in support of the rioters involved on the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol was held outside a DC prison on Tuesday, and Micki Witthoeft, the mother of Ashli Babbitt —the late 36-year-old Air Force veteran who was fatally gunned down by a Capitol Police officer...

Security Forces Prepare for Rally That Could Be Small

DC's delegate says police are overcompensating for January failures

(Newser) - Police in Washington say they're much better prepared for the rally scheduled for Saturday than they were for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, but DC's congressional representative doesn't find that comforting. The tall security fence is back up around the complex, and security officials have...

Capitol Fencing to Return Before Pro-Rioter Rally

Police increase preparations to prevent another riot

(Newser) - Security officials have stepped up their preparation for the rally planned for Saturday in support of the rioters who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6. The temporary fencing around the building that was taken down over the summer will be back up by then, Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said...

Cop Who Shot Ashli Babbitt Reveals Himself

Lt. Michael Byrd says he 'saved countless lives'

(Newser) - The Capitol police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt during the January 6 riot came forward in an interview with NBC News that aired Thursday night. Lt. Michael Byrd described barricading the glass doors leading to the House of Representatives chamber's lobby, where 60 to 80 lawmakers and staffers...

Cop Who Shot Ashli Babbitt Is Going Public

He will reveal identity in NBC interview

(Newser) - Now that he has been officially cleared by the Capitol Police, the officer who shot Ashli Babbitt during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot wants the public to hear his side of the story. The officer, who has been denounced by Trump supporters and the former president himself, will reveal his...

Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt Officially Cleared

Officer's lawyer says he has been forced from home by 'horrific threats'

(Newser) - The US Capitol Police confirmed Monday that the officer who shot Ashli Babbitt during the Capitol riot has been cleared of wrongdoing . The 35-year-old Air Force veteran—a supporter of Donald Trump and a QAnon believer—was shot Jan. 6 as she tried to climb through a smashed part of...

Internal Capitol Police Probe Rules on Cop Who Shot Babbitt

Memo says unidentified officer has been exonerated; 'no further action will be taken'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has long been railing against the Capitol Police officer who fatally shot loyalist Ashli Babbitt , an Air Force veteran killed during the Jan. 6 riot—which means the former president likely won't be pleased to hear the results of an internal probe by the department. Per a...

$90K Seized From Man Who Sold Capitol Riot Footage

Prosecutors have also filed criminal charges against John Earle Sullivan

(Newser) - A Utah man who authorities say filmed himself and others during the Jan. 6 US Capitol riots and went on to sell footage of the shooting death of rioter Ashli Babbitt won't end up profiting, after all. Federal authorities have seized $90,000 from John Earle Sullivan, the amount...

Capitol Officer Won't Be Charged in Babbitt's Death

Prosecutors say he could reasonably have thought he shot in self-defense on Jan. 6

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they won't charge the Capitol Police officer who killed Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran shot during the Jan. 6 riot. Widely circulated videos showed that the officer fired as Babbitt, 35, tried to climb through an opening in the broken glass of a door...

Video Shows Ashli Babbitt's Final Moments

The Air Force veteran was among Trump supporters storming the Capitol

(Newser) - The Air Force veteran killed during the storming of the Capitol was shot as she began to climb through the broken part of a door leading into an area known as the Speaker's Lobby, videos posted online show. Minutes before the shooting Wednesday, the AP reports, the large crowd...

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