Ashli Babbitt’s Killer, Capitol Cop Michael Byrd, Gets Rewarded with Promotion: Report
From The Western Journal:
The Capitol Police lieutenant who shot Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt to death during the Capitol incursion will be promoted to captain, according to a new report.
Michael Byrd’s promotion was revealed by Roll Call, which said an internal document it reviewed showed Byrd is among 30 Capitol Police employees being promoted on Sunday.
A representative of the department said it does not discuss personnel matters.
Byrd defended his actions last year in an interview with NBC News.
Byrd said that at the moment he killed Babbitt, “she was posing a threat to the United States House of Representatives.”
However, documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police regarding Babbitt’s death showed Babbitt was not holding a weapon at the time of the shooting.
“These previously secret records show there was no good reason to shoot and kill Ashli Babbitt,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said.
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