Capitol Police Sues Trump?

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Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s partner is suing former President Donald Trump and two rioters charged with assaulting the Officer who died a day after responding to the chaos in the Capitol.

In court papers filed on Thursday (January 5), one day before the second anniversary of the January 6 attack, Sicknick’s longtime partner, Sandra Garza, claimed Trump and the two rioters, George Tanios and Julian Khater, are “directly and vicariously liable” for the Capitol Police officer’s untimely death.

Garza asserts that the injuries Sicknick suffered are a “direct result” of Khater’s and Tanios’ actions which she describes as being “instigated” by former President Donald Trump.

Garza alleges that the events of January 6, 2021, highlighting Trump’s, Khater’s, and Tanios’ actions, “played a significant role in the medical condition” Sicknick suffered that led to his death.

On January 7, 2021, a day after the Capitol riot, Sicknick died after suffering two strokes; his cause of death was ruled “natural causes.”

In September, Khater pleaded guilty to assaulting three Capitol police officers with a chemical spray.

Khater had been passed the chemical spray by Tanios, who took a plea deal in July regarding charges related to the Capitol riot.

In the suit, Garza alleges that the injuries sustained by Sicknick — and other Capitol Police — that led to his “eventual death” were “foreseeable consequences” of “Trump’s words and conduct.”

Garza, who describes Trump’s conduct on January 6 as “intentionally [ruling] up the crowd, is seeking $30 million in damages from Trump, Khater, and Tanios.