Capitol police officer sues Trump over Jan. 6 attack

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A Capitol police officer sued former President Trump on Thursday, arguing that he “inflamed, encouraged, incited, directed, aided and incited” the “rebellious mob” that attacked the Capitol on January 6.

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Running news: The trial of Brianna Kirkland, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in the attack, is one of several lawsuits filed by police officers this week alleging that Trump was instrumental in stirring up the rebellion.

Description: Trump’s conduct has led his followers to believe his false allegation that he was forced out of the White House due to massive election fraud by his campaign rival Joe Biden. ,” the lawsuit, which was filed on the anniversary of the assault, says.

  • ,[A]And that the Congress meeting on January 6 to calculate the results of the Electoral College and declare the winner was his last chance to ‘stop piracy’.”
  • The lawsuit also alleges that the former president “conspired specifically with the Proud Boys” to incite a riot.
  • Kirkland “ended up with a traumatic brain injury in the chemical spray, blood that would cost him a year of his personal and professional life, and physical and personal injuries that would stay with him indefinitely.”
  • The complaint states that he was “pushed and pushed by rioters, who outnumbered him and the other officers at one of the Capitol’s doors” by an estimated ratio of 450 to 1, while Kirkland was armed with only a stick. And he had no shield.

Kirkland is asking for more than $75,000 in compensatory damages, plus the cost of attorneys’ fees and “[s]Other relief in the form of court and jury is necessary and justified.”

do not forget: President Biden on Thursday blamed Trump for the Capitol siege, saying Trump “created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election” in an attempt to “rewrite history” and that Trump “Rally the crowd to attack the capital”.

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