The actions of the policeman who, during the riots in the Capitol on January 6, shot and killed the veteran of the US Air Force Ashley Babbitt, are recognized as legal. This is stated following an internal investigation by the Capitol Police.
“The policeman’s behavior was lawful and in accordance with the agency’s policy that a police officer may only shoot to kill if he reasonably believes that the action is necessary to protect human life, including the police officer’s own life, or to protect any person who is directly threatened. danger of serious injury, “- said in the message.
It is noted that a police officer whose identity is not disclosed for security reasons will not be brought to internal disciplinary responsibility.