Since January 6, one Washington-based entity after another has been trying to pin the blame for the invasion into the Capitol building on President Donald Trump, his supporters, and members of various groups reported to support him and his efforts.
The suit alleges they engaged in an “unlawful effort to use force, intimidation, and threats to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 Presidential election.”
“Because of Defendants’ unlawful actions, Plaintiffs were violently assaulted, spat on, tear-gassed, bear-sprayed, subjected to racial slurs and epithets, and put in fear for their lives,” the complaint said. Five of the police officers filing suit are Black.
Damon Hewitt, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee, said the January 6 attack “was a blatant attempt to stifle the votes and voices of millions of Americans, particularly Black voters.”
“For months after the 2020 election had been officially called, former president Trump and his associates made coordinated and systematic attempts to lodge their false claims of election fraud,” Hewitt said.
“The lies of this conspiracy intentionally energized white supremacists and violent extremist groups and actively encouraged them to coordinate the violent attack on the Capitol.”
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