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BREAKING: Capitol Police Officer Michael Byrd Lied About Shots Being Fired at Him After Killing Ashli Babbitt

 

Capitol Police Officer Michael Byrd reportedly lied right after killing Ashli Babbitt and it’s been covered up until today. 

Far left Law and Crime which attempts to justify crimes of the left, reported that killer Michael Byrd had legal justification for shooting Babbitt:

U.S. Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd revealed himself on Thursday’s “NBC Nightly News” with Lester Holt as the man who shot and killed Air Force veteran, self-proclaimed “pissed off” person and noted Lin Wood supporter Ashli Babbitt inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th. Byrd’s interview has naturally resulted in a rancorous debate which predictably devolved along the lines of race and politics. Few, however, have examined the legal standard by which Byrd’s actions have been judged and perhaps will be judged again in civil suits.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia on April 14th and the U.S. Capitol Police on Aug. 23rd previously announced that Byrd was cleared of criminal and internal wrongdoing. The U.S. Attorney’s Office focused in part on 18 U.S.C. § 242, a federal statute which involves deprivation of federally guaranteed rights under the color of local law.

But what’s notable about Byrd’s interview is how cleanly it lays out a defense for his actions under the legal concept of justification — that one person can shoot and kill another and be justified in so doing.

The problem with Byrd’s interview, the Capitol Police clearing Byrd of criminal and internal wrongdoing, and Law and Crime’s bogus assessment is that the most relevant of Byrd’s actions related to killing Babbitt were covered up until today.

It turns out that Byrd left out an important part, he lied after shooting Babbitt. 

It has come out in a recent federal lawsuit that U.S. Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd, who shot unarmed Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt, issued a false radio report alleging that bullets were fired at him in the Speaker’s Lobby and that he was “prepared to fire back.”

The previously unknown radio message is also recorded on an audio tape acquired exclusively by The Epoch Times of Capitol Police’s “OPS2” dispatch channel on that day.

Ms. Babbitt’s widower, Aaron Babbitt of San Diego, filed a federal lawsuit on Jan. 5 seeking information about the tape. Mr. Babbitt is suing the federal government for $30 million in wrongful death damages, with Judicial Watch supporting him.

According to the complaint, Lt. Byrd shot his Glock 22.40 caliber handgun, injuring Ms. Babbitt in the left shoulder, and then declared that he was being fired on and was ready to respond.

“In fact, no shots were fired at Lt. Byrd or his fellow officers,” the lawsuit states. “The only shot fired was the single shot Lt. Byrd fired at Ashli. He heard the loud noise of the gunshot. He saw her fall backward from the window frame.”

…Here is a transcript of that call:

Officer: “Shots fired, House floor. Shots fired, House floor. Immediate assistance.”

Dispatch: “Shots fired, House floor. Shots fired, House floor.”

2nd Dispatcher: “I need units to re…”

That message was cut off on the OPS2 channel but was heard in full on the OPS1 channel:

“I need units to respond to the chamber, the House chamber floor,” the dispatcher said.

“Again, units need to respond to the House floor in reference to shots fired. They were shots fired at the House floor. Again, units to respond. They’re taking shots into the House floor. We need units to respond to that location. 1443 hours.”

The only shot fired was Byrd’s deadly shot killing Ashli Babbitt.

1 thought on “BREAKING: Capitol Police Officer Michael Byrd Lied About Shots Being Fired at Him After Killing Ashli Babbitt”

  1. WE KNOW THIS IS TRUE BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE BROUGHT SO MUCH AS A SINGLE FIREARM INTO THE CAPITOL THAT DAY. WE WERE A PEACEFUL CROWD EVEN MOSTLY AFTER THE COPS FIRED INTO OUR CROWD OUTSIDE. EVEN AFTER BYRD KILLED ASHLI. HE WAS THE ONLY KILLER ON THAT FLOOR THAT DAY.

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