US Attorney Opens Federal Excessive Force Investigation Into Shooting Death of USAF Veteran Ashli Babbitt Who Was Shot by Capitol Police

US Attorney Michael Sherwin confirmed to CBS reporter Catherine Herridge that his office has opened a federal excessive force investigation into the shooting of Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed woman entered the US Capitol building on Wednesday.

The same US Attorney’s Office has also opened a homicide investigation into the death of Capitol Hill Officer Brian Sicknick.

Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year veteran from San Diego who served 4 tours with the US Air Force as a high-level security officer was shot and killed by Capitol Police on Wednesday.

Ashli Babbitt was shot through a window on a closed door by an officer.

Babbitt appeared to be standing behind a group of people who were attempting to gain entry into the chamber.

Police had barricaded the doors and were attempting to keep the patriot protesters out — and then drew their weapons.

They opened fired and shot Ashli in the neck.

She was wheeled out of the Capital in a stretcher covered in blood and later pronounced dead.

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