Capitol Police officer (who suffered traumatic brain injury) sues Trump on Jan. 6 anniversary, saying he ‘directed the mob’ to violence (1 Viewer)

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    A U.S. Capitol Police officer filed a lawsuit against former president Donald Trump on the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack, accusing Trump of causing emotional and physical pain, including a concussion, during last year’s riot — the latest in a litany of litigation from law enforcement against him.

    Briana Kirkland is demanding “accountability for Trump’s central role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection,” according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington. The officer was forced to take a year off work after suffering a traumatic brain injury while fending off the pro-Trump mob that breached the Capitol, the complaint says. At one point, she was outnumbered 450 to 1 at one of the Capitol doors and armed with only a baton, the lawsuit alleges.

    She argues that Trump did little to end the insurrection and that his “provocative words and actions leading up to and on Jan. 6, 2021, were likely to incite and provoke violence in others and did in fact incite and provoke violence directed” at her.

    “As the leader of this violent mob, who took their cues from his campaign rhetoric and personal tweets and traveled from around the country to the nation’s capital at Trump’s invitation for the January 6 rally, Trump was in a position of extraordinary influence over his followers, who committed assault and battery on Briana Kirkland,” the 51-page complaint says. “Trump, by his words and conduct, directed the mob that stormed the Capitol and assaulted and battered Briana Kirkland.”

    Kirkland, 29, who has five years’ service on the Capitol force and returned to work only this week, accuses Trump of multiple offenses, including directing assault and battery, as well as aiding and abetting assault and battery. She is seeking at least $75,000 in damages.



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    To be completely honest I feel like this will 100% come down to jury selection.

    I also feel like even if the judge rules for the plaintiff, she will never see a single penny from Trump.
     

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