A Capitol Police officer injured during the January 6 attack has filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, accusing him of being responsible for the violence that day.
Officer Briana Kirkland is the latest law enforcement official on duty during the attack at the Capitol to file a civil lawsuit against the former president accusing him of inciting the violent mob of his supporters.
According to the lawsuit, seen by NBC and CNN, Trump’s “provocative words and actions” in the run-up to January attack were to blame for the insurrection at the Capitol.
The court filings states that Trump’s constantly tweeting that the 2020 election was rigged, his speech just prior to the attack, and then refusing to tell his supporters to end the riot “were likely to incite and provoke violence in others and did in fact incite and provoke violence” towards the officer.
The lawsuit, which was filed on the…