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Babbitt Family Sues Police

Viva Frei’s David Freiheit reports that the Ashli Babbitt family has filed a wrongful death civil suit against the U.S. Capitol police department and the officer who shot and killed her during the Jan. 6 siege on Capitol Hill. Babbitt was the only person shot and killed during the siege and the family is seeking damages upward of $10 million.

The officer shot Babbitt, who was unarmed, at point-blank range without any provocation. Freiheit says not only have charges not been brought against the officer, but he has not even been identified. Says Freiheit, “Compare that to other situations involving the police.” In the following video, Freiheit says the expectation is the officer will assert “qualified immunity,” which he explains in detail, and he also takes timeout to lash out the corrupt New York Times.

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