USA: Deadly bullet in Capitol storm – no charges on police officers

USA: Deadly bullet in Capitol storm - no charges on police officers

With a policeman against US Capitol Storm An intruder shot in January will not be charged under federal law. The Justice Department said on Wednesday that the Capitol police officer worked to protect the members of the US Congress and themselves.

The officer fired on Ashley Babbitt, who was part of the crowd at the Capitol on 6 January to protest against the presidential election results. The 35-year-old suffered an injury to his left shoulder and later succumbed.

Videos of the incident spread quickly in January. According to the Justice Department, Babylit was part of a crowd trying to gain access to the restricted area of ​​the House of Representatives. Capitol police officers had locked the doors with furniture from inside. Outside, the intruders broke the glass panes of the doors. Babilit then tried to go in through the door. The officer then fired a bullet.

Five people were killed in the riots, including a Capitol policeman. The fbi Classifies the building storm as domestic terrorism. On the day of the attack, Congress was to win the election of the US President Joe Biden To confirm. Then incumbent Donald TrumpHe, who did not want to accept his defeat, immediately challenged his supporters with a belligerent speech in front of the first White House.

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