Federal judge rules Capitol cops can sue Trump for injuries they received during Jan 6 riot

A D.C. federal judge has ruled that three lawsuits brought by four U.S. Capitol Police Officers against former President Donald Trump over “injuries they sustained” on Jan. 6. can move forward, Law&Crime reports.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta’s order cited a previous ruling to reject Trump’s claims of absolute immunity in lawsuits by Marcus J. Moore, Bobby Tabron and DeDivine K. Carter, and Briana Kirkland.

“In these three matters, four U.S. Capitol Police officers have sued former President Donald J. Trump for damages arising from injuries they sustained during the events of January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol Building,” Mehta’s order reads. “Plaintiffs’ allegations and claims are the largely the same as those advanced by the U.S. Capitol Police plaintiffs in Blassingame v. Trump.”

“In nearly identically worded motions, President Trump has moved to dismiss all three actions on one ground: he is absolutely immune from suit because the acts complained of fall within the ‘outer perimeter’ of his presidential responsibilities,” the order says. “The court already rejected President Trump’s assertion of immunity in Blassingame. The court does so again.”

Read the full order over at Law&Crime


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