According to a lawsuit filed Thursday, several members of the United States Capitol Police claim ex-President Donald Trump and others conspired to "violently attack" the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
According to Front Page Detectives, the officers filing the lawsuit claim that police suffered physical and emotional trauma during the riots designed to reverse the 2020 presidential election. The officers are specifically targeting the former president because of his words to the rioters and the lack of support he offered as the U.S. Capitol was under attack.
"Defendants must be held accountable," the officers argue in the newly filed lawsuit. "Plaintiffs file this complaint to do just that, and to help ensure that what took place on January 6th never happens again."
According to Front Page Detectives, the lawsuit was filed on Aug. 26 in a Washington, D.C. federal court. The lawsuit also reportedly names numerous Capitol Police Officers as the plaintiffs. There are several defendants in the case, most notably Trump, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers.
The lawsuit claims the defendants used violence, force and intimidation to prevent Joe Biden and Kamala Harris from taking the office of President and Vice President after winning the 2020 election. According to the filing, the defendants' efforts began in November of 2020 when the election results came in.
"Trump, in concert with other defendants, deliberately and persistently made and encouraged false claims of election fraud to discredit the outcome of the election and disingenuously incite outrage among his supporters," one part of the lawsuit reads.
According to Front Page Detectives, the newly filed lawsuit also alleges Trump called on his supporters, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers to carry out an ultra-violent attack against not only the U.S. Capitol but also against the Capitol Police defending it. The lawsuit also alleges the defendants continued spreading conspiracy theories that the election was stolen from Trump.
According to the lawsuit, a large crowd formed on Jan. 6 outside of the U.S. Capitol Building, and the crowd ultimately attacked and overwhelmed the Capitol Police. The Trump supports and rioters also raided the Capitol Building, planning to somehow stop Congress from counting the electoral votes, which once completed would officially call the election in favor of Biden and Harris.
"Trump and his con-conspirators contacted members of Congress, not to offer support or protection, but to pressure them to delay further and stop the Congressional count," the Capitol Police reportedly allege. "Even after the attackers — including white supremacists and hate groups — were finally repelled and cleared from the Capitol, Trump ratified their attack and praised them, telling them, 'We love you. You're very special,' and to 'Remember this day forever!'"
The lawsuit alleges Trump specifically encouraged the use of force to stop the vote count on Jan 6. He reportedly followed the attack on television and social media and refused to call off the attackers, the Capitol Police filing the lawsuit claim.
According to Front Page Detectives, the lawsuit claims that the Capitol Police suffered physical, psychological and emotional traumas because of the riot. The Capitol officers who filed the lawsuit also asked for an unspecified amount of money and for a jury trial on their allegations.