Officer who fatally shot Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt cleared after internal probe

People placed flowers and candles in honor of Ashli Babbit who was killed yesterday in the U.S Capitol Building. He was also honored at the U.S Capitol Building in Washington D.C. on January 7, 2020.
After an internal investigation, it was determined that no wrongdoing had been committed by the Capitol Police officer who shot and killed Trump supporter Ashlibabbitt during a storm at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6. The department announced Monday that they would not discipline the officer.

The Capitol Police stated that a review had determined that the officer's conduct was within Department policy. An officer can use deadly force when they "reasonably believe" it is in the defense of human lives or to prevent serious injury to others.

According to the department statement, "The actions taken by the officer in this instance could have saved Members and Staff from serious injury or death by a large crowd rioters who forced their route into the U.S. Capitol building and to the House Chamber, where Members and Staff were just steps away."

Because of safety concerns, the Capitol Police declined to identify the officer. In April, federal prosecutors declined to indict the officer.