DC: Capitol cops sue Trump, Stone, Proud Boys, others over January 6 riot

Source: CNBC

“Seven U.S. Capitol Police officers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday accusing former President Donald Trump, far-right ‘violent extremist groups’ and others of being directly responsible for the deadly [sic] invasion of the Capitol on Jan. 6. The lawsuit was filed against more than two dozen people and entities, including Republican operative Roger Stone and the far-right Proud Boys group. It alleges the defendants conspired to stop Congress from confirming President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory ‘through the use of force, intimidation, and threats.’ Their actions violated the Ku Klux Klan Act, which is intended to protect against political violence and intimidation, and other laws, the lawsuit alleges.” [editor’s note: The riot was “deadly” to a grand total of one fatality, a rioter killed by a cop – TLK] (08/26/21)