Washington: two Capitol police Authorities sue former US President Donald Like Tuesday to provoke a January 6 rebellion that wounded dozens of his fellow officers and killed one.
Authorities James Blasingham and Sidney Hemby said they said the riots caused "physical and emotional injuries", with Trump creating a furore when he was in his final weeks as president and refusing to accept his election defeat. Were living.
"The rebels were motivated by Trump's conduct over several months to make his followers believe his false accusation that he was to be forced." white House Largely due to electoral fraud, ”he said in a suit filed in federal court in Washington.
"The rebel mob, whom Trump instigated, encouraged, instigated, directed, and aided and humiliated, drove the plaintiff and his fellow officers forward and attacked them.
Blessingam, a 17-year veteran of the Capitol Police Force, said he had injuries to his head and back and was emotionally traumatized by the incident.
African-American official said he faced racist attacks during the attack Congress From Trump supporters.
Hemby, an 11-year-old officer, suffered injuries to his hands and knees after being crushed against the doors of the Capitol Building, and the attack was sprayed on his face and his body by chemical spray.
"Officer Hemby has a calm demeanor in general, but has struggled to manage the emotional collapse resulting from an emotionally persistent attack," the suit says.
The lawsuit compiles several instances stating that Trump encouraged the rebellion.
It accuses Trump of violating public safety laws, directing assault and battery and emotional distress and inciting riots.
The officers asked the court for a compensatory loss of a minimum of $ 75,000 for each and an untenable amount in punitive damages.