The January 6 Project

Seven Capitol Police Officers File Lawsuit Against Trump and Allies Over Jan. 6 Attack

By Rohini Kurup
Thursday, August 26, 2021, 12:30 PM

On Aug. 26, seven Capitol Police officers filed a lawsuit accusing former President Trump, his longtime adviser Roger Stone and more than a dozen members of far-right extremist groups and political organizations of conspiring to prevent the transition of power through the violent attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, claims that Trump and his co-defendants violated the Ku Klux Klan of 1871, which protects against violence that interferes with Congress’ duties. It also accuses the defendants of violating D.C. law by committing “bias-motivated acts of terrorism.”

You can read the complaint here and below: