Sherwin confirmed the probe with the media yesterday.
His civil rights section will lead the pursuit, which is being examined by D.C. police and the FBI.
The U.S. Attorney Office of the District of Columbia declined to comment on the alleged examination.
The FBI and The U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) didn’t respond to a request for comment.
On Jan. 6, Trump supporters marched on foot to the Capitol after President Donald Trump gave a speech near the White House. Trump thanked his supporters for being present and listed a series of voting irregularities that happened in different states, claiming there was an extensive fraud fraud. Rudy Giuliani, the president’s attorney, also gave a speech listing evidence for the alleged fraud.
Babbitt entered the Capitol building with a group of protesters, including left-wing activist John Sullivan.
A man in a viral video of the shooting of the U.S. Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, 28-year-old Thomas Baranyi, later gave a recap of what happened.
A reporter from CBS affiliate WKRG interviewed him after he charged the Capitol with protestors and Ashli Babbitt.
“We had stormed into the chambers inside and there was a young lady who rushed to the windows,” Baranyi said “A number of police and Secret Service were saying ‘get back, get down, get out of the way.’ She didn’t heed the call.”
She died in the melee after she was shot in the chest by a Capitol Police officer while she was trying to climb through a broken window in an attempt to enter the House Chambers.
He said that he tried to drag her back when she got shot. “And as we kind of raced up to grab people and pull them back, they shot her in the neck, and she fell back on me and started to say she was fine. It’s cool. And then she started moving weird and blood was coming out of her mouth and neck and nose,” Baranyi said.
“Just make sure people know, because this cannot stand anymore. This is wrong. They don’t represent anyone. Not Republican, Democrat, Independent, nobody. And now they’ll just, they’ll kill people,” Baranyi added.
Tony Mazziott, Babbitt’s grandfather, told ABC News’ “Good Morning America” that she was an “excellent patriot” and a “loving person.”
“She served time in the military and she’s passionate about everything, particularly Donald Trump for some reason,” he said. Family members said Babbitt served more than a decade in the Air Force.