Family of Ashli Babbitt Files $30 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against U.S. Government Following U.S. Capitol Shooting

SAN DIEGO, California – The family of Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran who was fatally shot during the U.S. Capitol breach on January 6, 2021, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the U.S. government. The lawsuit, seeking $30 million in damages, was filed in San Diego federal court on Friday. According to the lawsuit, Babbitt was “ambushed” by a U.S. Capitol Police officer who shot her without any warning or commands while she was climbing through a broken window of a barricaded door to the Speaker’s Lobby. Lt. Michael Byrd, the officer … Read more