Newly unveiled ‘suicide by cop’ designation for congressional baseball shooting long opposed by survivors

The issue came to light last week when Ohio Rep. 布拉德·温斯特鲁普(Brad Wenstrup) brought it up during a House Intelligence Committee hearing. He told Wray, who was not in charge of the FBI at the time of the attack, that the designation was unfair to survivors and failed to speak to the heroism of responding officers who thwarted the active shooter and saved all lives but that of the gunman.

He later sent a 信件 to the FBI formally requesting a review of the designation.

Capitol Police Special Agents Crystal Griner, 剩下, and David Bailey, 对, assist U.S. 代表. Steve Scalise to his position at second base at the start of the 57th Congressional Baseball Game at National's Park in Washington, 星期四, 六月 14, 2018.

Capitol Police Special Agents Crystal Griner, 剩下, and David Bailey, 对, assist U.S. 代表. Steve Scalise to his position at second base at the start of the 57th Congressional Baseball Game at National’s Park in Washington, 星期四, 六月 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

在六月 14, 2017, a man armed with an SKS rifle and a 9mm handgun opened fire at a baseball practice where 24 Republican members of Congress and over a half-dozen other people had gathered the day before their annual fundraising ballgame against the Democratic team.

Authorities later identified him as an anti-Trump, anti-Republican supporter of Bernie Sanders who frequently bashed the GOP on social media and had written numerous letters railing against conservatives to his hometown newspaper in Illinois.

OHIO CONGRESSMAN SAYS FBI CALLED 2017 BASEBALL SHOOTING TARGETING GOP ‘SUICIDE BY COP,’ DEMANDS NEW PROBE

He’d been living out of his van, parked near the scene of the attack in Alexandria, VA, for nearly two months.

代表. 布拉德·温斯特鲁普(Brad Wenstrup), 俄亥俄州, speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, 星期四, 四月 15, 2021. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

代表. 布拉德·温斯特鲁普(Brad Wenstrup), 俄亥俄州, speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, 星期四, 四月 15, 2021. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

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