If you recall the January 6th escapade at the Capitol,you will recall that the only fatal shooting that day was a veteran,Ashli Babbitt, who was shot by a Capitol police officer.
In every agency I have ever been involved with, and officer-involved shooting required reams of paper work from the officer to justify the use of deadly force.
Real Clear Investigations has been looking in to that shooting. We still don't know the name of the officer who shot Ashli. This should have been as simple as a FOIA request. But, the Capitol police doesn't play by the same rules as other police agencies.
For the past six months, as Congress has proposed legislation to reform police departments across the country, the Capitol Police has stiff-armed government watchdogs, journalists and even lawyers for Babbitt, who have sought the identity of the officer and additional details about the shooting. The USCP still refuses to release his name, in stark contrast to recent high-profile police shootings around the nation.
Someone is covering for the officer who pulled the trigger and caused the death of Ashli Babbitt. But, the investigation may be closer to providing us with a name.
Byrd appears to match the description of the shooter, who video footage shows is an African American dressed that day in a business suit. Jewelry, including a beaded bracelet and lapel pin, also match up with photos of Byrd.
In addition, Byrd’s resume lines up with what is known about the experience and position of the officer involved in the shooting — a veteran USCP officer who holds the rank of lieutenant and is the commander of the House Chamber Section of the Capitol Police.