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Two cops sue Trump over Capitol rampage

Former US President, Donald Trump, has been sued by two police officers over his involvement in the Invasion of the US Capitol Building.

The officers, James Blassingame, a 17-year veteran, and Sidney Hemby, an 11-year veteran, claimed they suffered “physical and emotional injuries” during the shocking event on January 6.

Blassingame and Hemby blamed Trump’s for inciting the insurrectionist mobs, claiming that they almost lost their lives during the struggle.

The lawsuit also accuses Trump of directing and abetting assault and battery and emotional distress, incitement to riot, and violating public safety statutes.

In the suit, Blassingame who is an African-American officer said that he suffered racist attacks during the assault on Congress from the Trump supporters, The News writes.

“The insurrectionists were spurred on by Trump´s conduct over many months in getting his followers to believe his false allegation that he was about to be forced out of the White House because of massive election fraud,” they said in the suit filed in federal court in Washington.

“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.”

The officers asked the court for compensatory damages of a minimum of $75,000 each and an unstated amount in punitive damages.

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