Capitol Officer Who Shot Ashli Babbitt Promoted

Posted on AllSides August 25th, 2023
From The Right

The Capitol Police officer, who shot and killed demonstrator Ashli Babbitt during the Jan. 6, 2021, protest, is set to be promoted from lieutenant to captain.

Roll Call reported that Michael Byrd's planned promotion was announced by police in an internal memo.

Babbitt, 35, was fatally shot while attempting to climb through the broken window of a barricaded door leading to the office lobby of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi inside the Capitol.

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