Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt's family sues to learn the name of the Capitol police officer who fatally shot her

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Riots at the US Capitol Building. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press:LightRocket/Getty
  • Ashli Babbitt's husband has filed a lawsuit against Washington DC's Metropolitan Police Department.

  • In the complaint, he asks for the identity of the Capitol Police officer who fatally shot his wife.

  • Ashli Babbitt was killed while storming the Capitol during the pro-Trump riots on January 6.

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The family of Ashli Babbitt - who was fatally shot while storming the US Capitol building during the January 6 insurrection - has filed a complaint against Washington DC's Metropolitan Police Department asking for the identity of the Capitol officer who shot his wife.

Babbitt was fatally shot by a police officer as she tried to enter the Speaker's Lobby at the House of Representatives by climbing through a broken window during the January 6 siege.

No charges have been brought against the officer who shot her, and the officer has not been publicly named.

But according to court papers first obtained by CNBC and seen by Insider, Babbitt's husband, Aaron Babbit, is now seeking access to the officer's identity, video footage of the incident, and more.

The compliant, filed last week, alleges that the MPD "failed to comply" with a Freedom of Information Act request by missing a May 12 deadline to provide or deny the materials.

Babbitt family lawyer Terrell Roberts told CNBC that the purpose of the FOIA was to find more information out about the shooting.

The complaint is separate from a lawsuit in which the Babbitt family plans to sue both the Capitol Police and the officer who shot Babbitt for wrongful death.

The MPD would not comment on the complaint to Insider because it is pending litigation.

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