The Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6 has been cleared of wrongdoing, the department announced on Monday.
Critics say the Capitol Police's history of secrecy contributed to the failure to prevent the Capitol riot. Unlike many departments, the agency is exempt from releasing records like bodycam footage.
Many Fox News hosts, commentators and guests helped stoke the pro-Trump protests that became an assault on Congress. Among those influenced was Ashli Babbitt, who died while storming the Capitol.
Brian Sicknick was a 42-year-old military veteran who had served in the U.S. Capitol Police for 12 years, according to a lawmaker, who said he "gave his life in the line of duty to keep us safe."