The estate of Brian Sicknick, a Capitol Police officer who died during the January 6 assault, has filed a lawsuit against two participants in the incident and former President Donald Trump.
The lawsuit — filed Thursday, a day before the two-year anniversary of the assault — claims Trump is responsible for inciting his supporters with lies about the electoral process.
“While Agent Sicknick and hundreds of others, including other agents, elected officials, and Capitol Hill workers, were in danger of death, and while the insurgent mob desecrated the seat of American democracy, defendant Trump watched events unfold in television from the security of the White House,” the complaint reads.
“The horrific events of January 6, 2021, including the tragic and wrongful death of Agent Sicknick, were a direct and foreseeable consequence of the defendants’ unlawful actions,” the plaintiffs added, according to CNN.
In this sense, the lawsuit maintains that the ex-president urged his supporters to “fight like crazy” and “show strength”, alleging that he has committed crimes of conspiracy, negligence and assault.
The plaintiffs have claimed at least 10 million dollars (9.5 million euros) from each of the defendants, for damages, as well as punitive damages.