Most police departments are required to release an officer’s name within days of a fatal shooting. Not the U.S. Capitol Police, which is controlled by Congress and answers only to Congress.
Speculation on the Internet led to the mistaken identification of USCP Special Agent David Bailey as the shooter. Now a new name has surfaced in the Babbitt murder — Lt. Michael L. Byrd — and while USCP Communications Director Eva Malecki won’t confirm he is the shooter, in this case she isn’t denying it.
Phone calls and emails to Byrd, who lives in Maryland where he remains on paid administrative leave, went unanswered. His attorney warned that disclosing his name poses a safety risk to the officer.
The Babbitt family attorney said that Ashli Babbit’s killer is the same guy who left his service revolver in a public bathroom.
More details at World Net Daily.
Blog Editor Patrick Cloutier is the author of Mussolini’s War in the East 1941-1943.