The officer who gunned down unarmed military veteran Ashli Babbitt at the Capitol on Jan. 6 will be granted an exclusive interview with Lester Holt of NBC News.
The interview promises to reveal the officer’s full identity, although many have speculated that the officer responsible is actually Lt. Michael Byrd, which has still not been confirmed.
NBC News announced in a press release on Wednesday that “NBC News’ Lester Holt will sit down in an exclusive interview with the officer responsible for Babbitt while’s shooting defending the U.S. House chamber during the January 6, 2021 Capitol attack.
The interview will air Thursday, August 26 during NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt at 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT.”
“Speaking out and revealing his identity publicly for the first time, the officer will share his perspective on the events of that day, including the aftermath of the deadly insurrection and the threats he has received,” the press release stated.
“He will also discuss the recent news that Capitol Police will not discipline him following an internal review, exonerating him for use of force, as first reported by NBC News.”
“Additional portions of the sit-down interview will air on TODAY and MSNBC. It will also be available on NBCNews.com and NBC News NOW following Nightly News that evening,” they added.
This is an excerpt from the National File.
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