Capitol Police officers sue Trump, allies over insurrection
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police officers who were attacked and beaten during the Capitol riot are suing former President Donald Trump, his allies and members of far-right extremist groups.
The suit accuses them of intentionally sending a violent mob on Jan. 6 to disrupt the congressional certification of the election.
The suit in federal court in Washington alleges Trump “worked with white supremacists, violent extremist groups, and campaign supporters to violate the Ku Klux Klan Act, and commit acts of domestic terrorism in an unlawful effort to stay in power.”
The suit was filed on behalf of the seven officers and names the former president, his campaign, Trump ally Roger Stone and members of the extremist groups the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.