Last Updated on January 7, 2023
The mother of Ashli Babbitt, who was tragically killed by a United States Capitol Police Officer on January 6th, 2021, was arrested near the Capitol Friday afternoon.
Babbitt’s mother, Micki Witthoeft, was reportedly arrested for jaywalking. A viral video of the incident was posted to Twitter and shows Capitol police aggressively handcuffing and taking Witthoeft into custody while onlookers are ushered to the sidewalk.
“You murdered Ashli inside the Capitol, now you’re going to arrest her,” one bystander exclaimed.
“I did not murder her daughter,” the officer in question responded.
Before arresting Witthoeft, police can be heard telling the activists, “you’re not obeying the traffic law, you move to the sidewalk or you’ll be placed under arrest.”
“Sidewalk now or you’re under arrest. It’s that simple we’re not discussing it the sidewalk or you’ll be placed under arrest,” an officer added.
One Twitter user posted images of Witthoeft protesting outside of the Capitol on the J6 anniversary with a group of activists.
The protestors held signs with images of Babbitt, Kevin Greeson (another Trump supporter who perished during the J6 protest), or messages like “JESUS IS LORD,” or “MURDERED BY CAPITOL POLICE.”
Ashli Babbitt's mother and others protest at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C., United States on January 6, 2023 pic.twitter.com/2QhHD1vZQD
— Kyle Mazza (@KyleMazzaWUNF) January 6, 2023
Watch video of Witthoeft’s arrest below:
Ashli Babbit's mother arrested at the capitol.
They murdered her daughter 2 years ago.
This is the regime. pic.twitter.com/1kNgpthcZr
— Woke Societies (@wokesocieties) January 6, 2023
National File has extensively reported on Ashli Babbitt’s death.
Stay tuned for any updates as this story is developing.