Capitol Police officer sues Trump for injuries she suffered during the Jan. 6 riot

Capitol Police officer sues Trump for injuries she suffered during the Jan. 6 riot
Teargas outside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, Wikimedia Commons
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A U.S. Capitol Police officer has filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump for the injuries and trauma she suffered as a result of the Jan. 6 insurrection that took place last year.

The lawsuit was filed in D.C. District Court on Thursday, January 6 — the one-year anniversary of the deadly insurrection— on behalf of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Briana Kirkland. The complaint reportedly details the "physical and emotional pain she endured, including a traumatic brain injury, because of the Capitol insurrection," according to CNN.

It also describes the severity of Kirkland's involvement with members of the angry mob that stormed the Capitol building.

Per CNN:

"Kirkland had run to the Capitol alongside other officers as they attempted to form a line to protect the Lower West Terrace door -- which later became a scene of significant violence as the crowd attempted to get into the building. She said she had little protective gear and was outnumbered by the Trump-supporting crowd by 450 people to 1."

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The complaint states: "All she could do was try to stand her ground as she gripped her baton in her hand with all her strength."

"Officer Kirkland endured an odyssey in which she started as one of the twenty or so USCP officers sent to the West Front of the United States Capitol," Malone wrote, "and ended covered in chemical spray, blood, with a traumatic brain injury that would cost her a year of her personal and professional life, and physical and personal injuries that will be with her indefinitely."

Malone also added that the former Trump's "provocative words and actions leading up to and on January 6, 2021, were likely to incite and provoke violence in others and did in fact incite and provoke violence directed at Briana Kirkland."

Kirkland is reportedly seeking $75,000 in damages. Her attorney Patrick Malone also included a statement in the filing.

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