Three More Police Officers Sue Former U.S. President Donald Trump Over Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

Three more police officers have sued former President Donald Trump in two separate lawsuits over the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, seeking damages for their injuries.

Two Metropolitan police officers and one Capitol police officer filed the lawsuits in federal court in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 4, two days before the one-year anniversary of the riot.

In a 55-page lawsuit, Metropolitan Police Officers Bobby Tabron and DeDevine Carter, who were called in to help the Capitol Police during the attack, alleged that Trump’s words and actions leading up to and on Jan. 6 “demonstrated a willful and wanton disregard for and a reckless indifference” to both officers, as well as other officers.

The complaint described what Tabron and Carter faced during the riot, including being attacked with metal poles, bear spray and other chemicals, and with rocks and other projectiles.

In another lawsuit, Capitol Police Officer Marcus Moore alleged that Trump’s wrongful conduct caused “physical and emotional injuries” when Moore helped evacuate lawmakers at the Capitol to safety.

“The weight on Officer Moore has been heavy and inescapable. He has had sleep disturbance and has difficulty discussing the traumatic events, despite having extensive therapy,” the 49-page complaint said.

The complaint added that the attack has caused him to suffer from “depression that he could not address” because it occurred at his daily workplace.

Trump has faced similar lawsuits against him since last year.

Two Capitol Police officers sued Trump in March and a further seven sued him and others in August.


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