WASHINGTON DC (WJZ) — The family of Ashli Babbitt plans to sue the U.S. Capitol Police department, and the officer who shot her, for at least $10 million, according to a report from Newsweek.
Babbitt was the only person shot during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. She was shot through a window by an officer.READ MORE: Baltimore By Baltimore Festival Set To Launch In June, Highlighting Local Makers And Artists
The civil suit will follow a decision by federal prosecutors not to seek criminal charges against a plainclothes police lieutenant whose single shot killed Babbitt, who was unarmed.READ MORE: Pandemic Highlighted Need To Address Disparities In Minority Access To Mental Health Care, Advocates Sauy
The Justice Department isn’t naming the officer and said they will not face any charges. The agency has not responded for comment.MORE NEWS: President Biden Sends Off Naval Academy's Graduating Class Of 2022