Capitol Police officers sue Trump for emotional and physical injuries from Jan. 6 riot

Several months have passed since the tragic events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, but the fallout from the event continues to make headlines.

According to The Hill, on Wednesday it was reported that former President Donald Trump has been made the target of a lawsuit by two Capitol Hill police officers for physical and emotional injuries they claim to have suffered as a result of responding to the violent riots that took place on that day. 

Why sue Trump?

The officers involved in the legal action, James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby, claim that Trump was ultimately responsible for the dangerous events, adding that they believe it was the former president’s rhetoric leading up to and just prior to the Capitol riot that sparked what turned out to be a deadly situation.

As the text of the lawsuit indicated, the two officers made crystal clear that they believe the tragic events were inspired by Trump, pulling zero punches as they leveled multiple accusations against the 45ht president.

“Both United States Capitol Police Officers reported for duty on January 6, 2021, without any suspicion that they would soon become the targets of Trump’s followers,” the lawsuit stated.

“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 inside and outside the United States Capitol, and causing the injuries.”

The lawsuit marks the first attempt to sue the former president by local law enforcement officers who were on the scene that day.

“Attacked relentlessly”

Included in Blassingame and Hemby’s lawsuit were detailed accounts of the physical injuries they claim to have suffered from responding to the riot, including Hemby’s recounting of being “attacked relentlessly” during his attempts to protect the Capitol. He added that at some point during the struggle, he was “bleeding from a cut located less than an inch from his eye.”

The lawsuit also detailed Blassingame’s movements, indicating that the officer was called to guard the inside of the Capitol building once the violent mob of Trump supporters grew in size outside of the building.

The legal filing added that “The threats and attacks on Officer Blassingame seemed endless.”

According to the Washington Post, Blassingame is a 17-year veteran of the Capitol Hill police force. Hemby has logged 11 years on the force. The two officers are reportedly seeking at least $75,000 in compensatory damages and an unknown amount for punitive damages.

Only time will tell if the two officers are successful in their legal proceedings against Trump, but if they are, it’ll undoubtedly open up the possibility for dozens, if not more, lawsuits in the near future.

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  1. First of all the capital cops let them in the doors before President Trump finished his speech to remain a peaceful protest. Second, he has already been investigated and been cleared. These officers should be ashamed of themselves.

    1. So true….and there are reports that ‘supplies’ were dropped off at the capitol on Jan. 5 (which is the day before Jan. 6)….reminding us of the pallets of water and bricks that were put onto the streets by black SUVs during the day (to aid the anarchists? ) in the rioting cities. All P. Trump’s doing ?….I think NOT !

    2. ur sueing wrong person go after nancy & schumer & ovomit & soros they planned thi way before jan 6th

    3. Another frivolous lawsuit against Mr. Trump…. Hope Mr. Trump countersues and files abuse of process and unethical conduct against the attorneys filing this garbage and gets them disbarred…and force them to pay Mr. Trump’s legal expenses…

    4. You saw the tapes huh? Me too! THEY (police) gave them entry while Trump was still speaking! With the law and the judges being the way they are though today and lawlessness seems to reign down upon this land who knows the ending?

    5. Capital police need to get in the real world, there not special and if I remember correctly they let these people in the building and they can’t face the heat so let’s blame Trump like everyone else does. Get a grip your really putting yourself out there.

  2. Not surprising the capital police are left loving traitors. Why not sue antifa they were there. It is time to stop blaming Trump for all your failures.

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  4. Hey guys, it was not Trump supporters that crashed the capitol. Trump was still specking when it occurred. Antifa website told members to “WEAR TRUMP HATS AND GEAR and go to the capitol and infiltrate Trump rally” Boy did they pull a good one and you fell for it. Antifa also invited BLM< Proud Boys and 2 other gangs. Hardly any friends of Trump. Investigate and learn the truth before you go off the deep end. The police know who was there.

    1. I totally agree with you.It just shows how Ignorant and Criminal most people are in Washington DC

  5. these officers are gold digging pieces of swamp bottom muck!!
    i hope president trump wins and then he counter sues for defamation of
    character !!!!!!!!!!
    this has got to stop NOW !!!!!!!!!

  6. Trump was not responsible for what happened ai the capital Jan. 6th. Most of the ones causing trouble were the democrats groups that I am sure offered them money to storm the capital so she could blame Trump. As far as the officers suing Trump they are just after the almighty buck!!! They think they can get easy money at Trump’s expense!! Well I hope the case is thrown out. I no longer have any respect for the capital police. They are low life’s just like Pelosi.

  7. Why not sue the FBI they knew what is going to happen this is all for money and the degenerate alcoholic Pelosi.

  8. Agree with all posts. Wonder how much Piglosi is paying them to sue President Trump? They should be suing HER for refusing to call in the guard to help BEFORE the “ riot”, she knew it was going to happen! SHE set it up in order to blame and impeach Trump!

    1. Patty, I would care less if I picked up the morning paper and read that Nancy Pelosi caught the coronavirus with a terminal result. Or got cirrhosis of the liver for her boozing. Or got run over by a drunk/drugged driver….

    2. This whole comment from Patty is 100% correct…Pelosi always has a n evil brain action against Trump cause he is highly intelligent and her IQ is negativelt low…and yet the left’s little followers keep her in there…she has an evil hideous thought process and should be remove and also needs to let the illegals set up temporary homes right next to big evil earned money house…she deserves that as does the rest of these thoughtless fools by opening the border!!!!!!!!!

  9. Pres. Trump was probably the strongest supporter of law enforcement around the country, no doubt in my mind those two are greedy commie Dems. just like the rest of the creeps in that party.

  10. Thanking all Trump’s supporters ( that includes me ! ) for the comments. The people who REALLY need to read these, won’t. Those hateful ones simply refuse to admit or tell truth when they stumble over it.

  11. My husband retired from the police department. When you are sworn in you know the responsibility that you have and you also know that any type of situation can occur, including protests. If you are to scared to do your duty, you should never become a police officer. If you are having head problems from this I think you are the problem. It’s part of your job, what ever that entails! Maybe you should go back through all your paperwork since you started and anyone that called you a name or any fight you may have had or broken up and sue them as well. Stop blaming Trump for all your problems. There wasn’t enough police there to control things because Nancy Pelosi said NO when asked for National Guards to be there. Sue her!!! She should have approved the Guards to be there to help local/capital police. It’s part of her job, she did not do her job! Trump said to “Peacefully let them hear your voices” how do you get “Go out and kill who ever you can and break through the doors and windows”. You two are discussing as officers, get another job you snowflakes and quit making your fellow officers look bad!

  12. This accusation from the left is hilarious/…these idiots knew about the crowd coming and did nothing…we know Pelosi knew 2 days before the 6th…so what happens to this lame brain not ordering more protection…these ignorant left would love to blame Trump but we know who is guilty of leaving the Capital unprotected…and the first name on the list is NANCY PELOSI…others knew n did nothing so they could try and pull off what they are doing now blaming Trump…this shows what a lack of IQ who is in charge of our country now and the entire bogus left agenda of ruining a free country…none of them are trustworthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Patty andFrench are both right. The one who should be sued is Pelosi and the Mayor who decided against calling in the guard even though they were told there would be huge crowds. She was desperate to make sure the republicans would not get their ten days to look at the results. This was her way of stopping the count!!

  14. WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob descended on the building Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. The police turned them down both times, according to senior defense officials and two people familiar with the matter.

    Despite plenty of warnings of a possible insurrection and ample resources and time to prepare, the Capitol Police planned only for a free speech demonstration.

    1. That argument is falls apart quickly. Trump supporters did not cause the riot. Other groups did and they were at the capital before Trump finished. And if any of the wackadoodles were Trump supporters they have been arrested and will be punished as they should be. Get over the hate. We are in way more trouble with President Magoo and Harris.

  15. Pelosi was warned to have the national guard on hand. She refused. She is in charge of capital security and she failed. Trump has been the biggest supporter of law and order. Sue Pelosi instead.

  16. It was the capitol police who let these terrorist gangs Antifa and BLM into the capitol building NOT PRESIDENT TRUMP if the mayor of Washington had put the national guard in place around the capitol building this would not have happened, BLAME THE MAYOR AND THE DEMOCRATS FOR NOT PROTECTING THE CAPITOL BUILDING. BLM AND ANTIFA BOUGHT THE MAGA HATS AND TRUMP FLAGS TO FIT INTO THE CROWD NONE OF THE TRUMP SUPPORTERS WENT INTO THE CAPITOL BUILDING AS THE CAPITOL POLICE WERE LETTING THESE TERRORISTS THROUGH THE DOORS IT’S CAUGHT ON VIDEO THIS IS THE FAULT OF THE MAYOR OF WASHINGTON DC.

  17. No it was not Trumps fault, quit blaming him he didnt start nothing. Those was all adults they know right from wrong, and they were wrong in what they done trump had no idea what they were up to. so dont blame him make the people take the blame they are adults.

  18. Hey guys, You’re after the wrong one. Need to sue PELOSI and the DEMOCRATS. I PRAY the courts aren’t that STUPID. But who knows, they may all be involved with the HARRIS-BIDEN Team.. Just remember GOD is the main JUDGE!!!

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