Aaron Babbitt, husband of Ashli, is looking to obtain records about the Capitol police officer who killed his wife.
WUSA is reporting that Babbitt family lawyer Terrell Roberts filed a complaint in DC Superior Court last week. It alleges that the DC Metropolitan Police Department has violated the DC Freedom of Information Act by failing to release their records on the officer in question.
Babbitt, a San Diego resident, submitted a FOIA request on April 21 seeking access to a variety of information, including but not limited to video footage, investigation reports, the name of the officer and any recorded or written statements he may have made, pertinent photographs, and audio recordings of various communications.
The full list is below, courtesy of WUSA reporter Jordan Fischer:
Big League Politics has closely followed the fallout of Ashli Babbitt’s death. In early April the DC Medical Examiner’s Office ruled it a homicide, concluding that she was killed by a bullet to the left anterior shoulder.
One week later BLP reported that the unnamed police officer who shot Babbitt would not be charged with any crime.
Then in late April Terrell Roberts announced that he would be filing a lawsuit against the US Capitol Police on the Babbitt family’s behalf, calling Ashli’s death “an egregious act of excessive force” and expressing disappointment with the Justice Department’s decision to not charge the officer.
Ashli Babbitt, a Trump supporter, was the only person killed during the January 6 Capitol breach. The others who died, including Officer Brian Sicknick, suffered medical emergencies in the midst of the chaos.