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Lt. Michael Byrd biography: 13 things about cop who shot Ashli Babbitt

Lieutenant Michael Leroy Byrd is an African-American police officer. Here are 13 more things about him:

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  1. He is a native of Washington, D.C., USA. (a)
  2. He lives in Brandywine, Maryland, USA. (b) (c)
  3. Aside from Brandywine, he has lived in other parts of Maryland including Cheltenham, Clinton and Capitol Heights. (c)
  4. He and his wife have two children. (d)
  5. In 1993, he joined the U.S. Capitol Police. He went on to become the commander of the House of Representatives chamber section of the U.S. Capitol Police. (a)
  6. In February 2019, he was investigated for leaving his department-issued Glock-22 firearm, which fires .40-caliber rounds, unattended in a restroom on the House of Representatives side of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. During a routine security sweep, another officer found the abandoned gun, which had no manual safety to prevent unintended firing. (b)
  7. On January 6, 2021, he used a Glock-22 to fire one shot, striking Ashli Babbitt, 35, in the shoulder as she tried to climb through one of the glass doors leading into the lobby of the House of Representatives chamber inside U.S. Capitol building. She was one of the rioters who breached the building that day. She fell to the ground and later died from her injuries. (a) (b)
  8. He was 53 years old when he shot Babbitt on January 6, 2021. (b)
  9. After shooting Babbitt on January 6, 2021, he remained in Maryland on paid administrative leave. (b)
  10. In February 2021, he and his wife were spotted shopping near their home in Maryland. (c)
  11. On February 25, 2021, the acting House sergeant at arms cited him during a brief discussion of the officer who shot Babbitt. (e)
  12. In April 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that he was cleared of wrongdoing in relation to the shooting of Babbitt on January 6, 2021 after examining video, physical evidence from the scene, autopsy results and statements from him, other officers and witnesses. Nevertheless, neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor the U.S. Capitol Police officially released his name. (a)
  13. On August 26, 2021, NBC aired his “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” interview, marking the first time he was officially identified as the police officer who shot Babbitt on January 6, 2021. (a)

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    • If a bunch of people were breaking down your door or smashing the windows at your home or office and you shot them I don’t think you would agree you should be locked up. If a white cop shot a black person under similar circumstances would you say that cop should be locked up? I don’t think so.

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  1. Dims have whitewash in full speed ahead. Right after his name came out it was reported he was an african immigrant. Now that information seems to be gone……..

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  2. He discharged his piece into a crowd of unarmed civilians … he was not in any danger at that point … he had a line of officers in front of him … he shot OVER their heads into the crowd, putting their lives in danger … he didn’t use discretion he showed reckless abandon … he should be in jail and prosecuted for the shooting of Ashli Babbitt … Byrd is NOT the victim….

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    • Are you kidding me? He wasn’t in any danger. Hundreds of people were breaking down the door and they would have overwhelmed the few police officers. People were getting smashed to pieces in other areas and you think they were not in any kind of danger? If hundreds of people came to your house and tried to break in and were smashing in the doors and windows of the house would you have shot them if you had a gun? Damn straight you would have. And did you same the same about Michael Chauvin when he killed George Floyd? Now that was a situation where the cop truly wasn’t in any danger.

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      • People were getting smashed to pieces??? You are a liar and an idiot Larry. If a white cop did this to a black person in the same situation you a-holes would have convicted him by now. Face it Libtard Larry – you people play by a different set of rules and it’s about to end

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  3. If Byrd must make an ‘easy’ name for himself why the ‘head ‘ shot on an unarmed lady. If he must shoot someone for God sake go for the body.

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  4. funny how Byrd chose an unarmed white female to shoot instead of the two men next to her who actually did the break-in of the windows . total coincidence that the FBI cannot-or will not- identify the one wearing the grey skullcap & red jacket who encouraged Zachary Alam to ultimately break the glass.
    why do I get the suspicion that Mr grey skullcap was a government agent known as such to Byrd ,which is why the cop shot Ashley just after she punched one of those men for breaking the glass?

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  5. Byrd is a criminal. This horrible administration is bringing our republic down, down, down. And what is so amazing is the number of mindless sheep who support this miserable Biden group.
    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep telling it, people will eventually come to believe it”—Joesph Goebbels, Democrat Party prophet and founder

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