Two Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump Over January Riot
Two Capitol Police officers “reported for duty on January 6, 2021, without any suspicion that they would soon become the targets of Trump’s followers.” Those are the haunting words contained in a lawsuit filed against former president Donald Trump by police officers for the physical and emotional injuries they say they suffered in the attacks.
Their lawsuit states, “The insurrectionist mob, which Trump had inflamed, encouraged, incited, directed, and aided and abetted, forced its way over and past the plaintiffs and their fellow officers, pursuing and attacking them inside and outside the United States Capitol, and causing the injuries.”
As a result of the assault, Blassingame suffered numerous injuries to his head and back. The lawsuit says that he now suffers from depression and a sense of guilt for not being able to do more to help his fellow officers. Hemby suffered injuries to his left hand, left knee, back and neck and still is receiving physical therapy two to three times a week.