No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting: prosecutors

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The US Capitol Police officer who shot and killed rioter Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6 will not face charges for her death — and an investigation into the shooting has been closed, the Department of Justice said Wednesday.

In a news release, the DOJ said the unidentified officer who fired a single shot at Babbitt near the Speaker’s Lobby inside the Capitol did so in self-defense and to protect members of Congress.

Investigators also determined Babbitt’s civil rights were not violated in the shooting, according to the statement.

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