Ashli Babbitt’s family seeks identity of officer who shot her in lawsuit | Fox News

The family of Ashli Babbitt, who was killed during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, is reportedly suing for the records and the identity of the Capitol Police officer who fatally shot her that day.

In April, the Justice Department announced it would not seek charges against the officer who shot Babbitt as she tried to climb headfirst through a broken window of a door that led to the Speaker’s Lobby outside of the House chamber.

The DOJ said the Metropolitan Police Department had “conducted a thorough investigation” of the incident.

The family is also suing for further video of the shooting, statements made by witnesses and other information gathered during the MPD’s investigation, according to CNBC.

The lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C. last week says the MPD has so far failed to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request deadline filed by her husband Aaron Babbitt days after the DOJ said the officer would not be charged. The lawsuit says the MPD neither handed over the information nor explained why it could not. The officer has not been identified by authorities.

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