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A war of words has erupted between lawyers acting for the family of Ashli Babbitt and the unnamed Capitol police officer who fatally shot her during the January 6 insurrection.

According to Babbitt’s family, they have substantial evidence and witnesses proving the officer “ambushed Ashli without warning.”

Things are just starting to heat up as the family begins to fight back against the Capitol Police. They really thought the case would just quietly go away, they were very, very wrong.

Right now, Babbitt’s team is planning to file a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against the officer who shot her as she tried to force her way through a broken window near where lawmakers were being evacuated.

It’s clear that the family believes the officer who shot unarmed Ashlsi is Lt. Michael Byrd – and now, a conflict is heating up over whether or not Babbitt was warned before the officer pulled the trigger.

According to Western Journal reports:

Mr. Byrd is on paid leave and has not been back to work since the incident. They also said that investigative journalist Paul Sperry discovered that Byrd’s attorney, Mark Schamel, insists his client issued a warning and that he “did so loudly and clearly,” according to Sperry.

“He was screaming, ‘Stay back! Stay back! Don’t come in here!” Schamel said, according to Sperry’s reporting.

The question is do the words “Stay back! Stay back! Don’t come in here!” directed at a big mob send a “warning” to anyone that a lethal shot is about to be fired into the crowd?

Byrd’s attorney argued that his client was acting within his training. Lethal force is appropriate if the situation puts you or others in fear of imminent bodily harm,” Schamel argued.

His attorney even said, “There should be a training video on how he handled that situation. What he did was unbelievable heroism.”

Good Lord.

The piece goes on to say that Babbit’s attorney said, “It’s not debatable. There was no warning.”

“I would call what he did an ambush. I don’t think he’s a good officer. I think he’s reckless,” Roberts said.

Yes, shooting randomly into a crowd is absolutely reckless.

Roberts told Sperry he has several witnesses who were with Babbitt and she did not hear the officer issue “any kind of warning.”

One thing is for sure, you can bet that none of this information will be included in Pelosi’s sham Jan 6th committee hearings.

Sources: WayneDupree, WesternJournal

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