Defendants’ unlawful efforts culminated in the January 6 mass attack on the United States Capitol and the brutal, physical assault of hundreds of law enforcement officers. Many Defendants in this case planned, aided, and actively participated in that attack. All Defendants are responsible for it. — Capitol Police officers legal complaint
Defendants’ unlawful efforts culminated in the January 6 mass attack on the United States Capitol and the brutal, physical assault of hundreds of law enforcement officers. Many Defendants in this case planned, aided, and actively participated in that attack. All Defendants are responsible for it. — Capitol Police officers legal complaint

As this lawsuit makes clear, the Jan. 6 insurrection was not just an attack on individuals, but an attack on democracy itself. It was a blatant attempt to stifle the votes and voices of millions of Americans, particularly Black voters. — Damon Hewitt, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
As this lawsuit makes clear, the Jan. 6 insurrection was not just an attack on individuals, but an attack on democracy itself. It was a blatant attempt to stifle the votes and voices of millions of Americans, particularly Black voters. — Damon Hewitt, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Capitol Police officers sue Trump, Roger Stone, Proud Boys and others over Jan. 6 invasion
  • Seven U.S. Capitol Police officers filed a lawsuit accusing former President Donald Trump and others of being directly responsible for the deadly invasion of the Capitol on Jan. 6.
  • The officers allege the defendants conspired to stop Congress from confirming President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory “through the use of force, intimidation, and threats.”
  • The lawsuit, filed in Washington federal district court, lists as defendants more than two dozen people and entities, including Republican operative Roger Stone and the far-right Proud Boys.
Seven U.S. Capitol Police officers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday accusing former President Donald Trump, far-right “violent extremist groups” and others of being directly responsible for the deadly invasion of the Capitol on Jan. 6.

The lawsuit was filed against more than two dozen people and entities, including Republican operative Roger Stone and the far-right Proud Boys group. It alleges the defendants conspired to stop Congress from confirming President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory “through the use of force, intimidation, and threats.”

Their actions violated the Ku Klux Klan Act, which is intended to protect against political violence and intimidation, and other laws, the lawsuit alleges.

“Defendants’ unlawful efforts culminated in the January 6 mass attack on the United States Capitol and the brutal, physical assault of hundreds of law enforcement officers,” says the officers’ legal complaint.

“Many Defendants in this case planned, aided, and actively participated in that attack. All Defendants are responsible for it,” according to the lawsuit.


The complaint says the seven officers were “violently assaulted, spat on, tear-gassed, bear-sprayed, subjected to racial slurs and epithets, and put in fear for their lives” as they defended the Capitol from a mob of Trump supporters.

... “As this lawsuit makes clear, the Jan. 6 insurrection was not just an attack on individuals, but an attack on democracy itself,” said Damon Hewitt, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which is representing the officers in the case filed Thursday.

“It was a blatant attempt to stifle the votes and voices of millions of Americans, particularly Black voters,” Hewitt said in a press release.


The officers in a joint statement said their jobs have become “infinitely more dangerous” after Jan. 6.

“We want to do what we can to make sure the people who did this are held accountable and that no one can do this again,” they said in the statement.
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