Husband Of Woman Killed In Capitol Riot Sues For Name Of Cop Who Shot Her
June 10, 2021 11:22 AM ET
The husband of the woman shot and killed during the Capitol riot asked a court Wednesday to force police to turn over information on the officer who shot her, according to CNBC.
Aaron Babbitt, Ashli Babbitt’s husband, filed a request for records under the Freedom of Information Act, demanding access to video footage, witness statements, and documents gathered by the Metropolitan Police Department, CNBC reported.
Ashli Babbitt, a veteran from San Diego, was killed by an officer who fired a shot as she climbed through a broken window at the January 6 Capitol riot.
Aaron Babbitt told Fox 5 that the officer should not have aimed so quickly at his unarmed wife. “I watched my wife die. I identified my wife by turning on the TV and seeing her lay there without anybody telling me what had happened,” Babbitt said.
The Department of Justice declined to bring charges in April against the officer who shot the 35-year-old woman, saying he acted in self-defense.