Was probably, and it is so hard to trust any of this, just doing his job. He is the officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbit, the unarmed White woman murdered at the peaceful protest in Mordor in January.
As I said at the time, he was told to protect the door at all costs and he did. He said as much. He did what he had to do and it, for what it was worth, worked. Babbit was murdered. Byrd was the instrument, not the perpetrator. The killers are the worthless sacks of shit he was charged with protecting. It may never happen in this world, but they will all face inescapable justice one day.