Ashli Babbitt’s family preps lawsuit against Capitol Police
Over 100 days since the Capitol riots of Jan. 6th, Ashli Babbit‘s family is preparing to file a lawsuit against the Capitol Police and the officer that shot and killed her. Terry Roberts is the lawyer representing the family and plans to file within the next 10 days. Roberts told Zenger News that they will be seeking $10 million.
Babbitt, a 14-year Air Force and Air National Guard veteran, was fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer while she and a mob were standing in the doorway leading to the House Speaker’s Lobby of the Capitol. The officer shot her as rioters attempted to smash through the door, and the chaotic moment was captured on video and quickly spread throughout social media shortly thereafter.
She had entered the Capitol Building with other rioters on January 6 to prevent the certification of the 2020 Electoral College victory of President Joe Biden.
Babbitt is one of five people who died in or outside the Capitol that day, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Three other people died of medical emergencies.