Sandra Garza, wife of the Brian Sicknick police officer who was killed Jan. 6, is suing President Trump and two people accused of assaulting a police officer.
Garza, the officer’s partner, argued in the court filing that Donald Trump, Julian Khater and George Tanios are “directly and indirectly responsible” for Sicknick’s death, The Hill reported.
The lawsuit was filed two days before the two-year anniversary of the attack on the institution on Jan. 6, 2021.
Who was Brian Sicknick and his role in the capitol assault?
Sicknick, 42, was one of the victims of the Capitol attack by a mob of Trump supporters.
The Washington medical examiner assessed that Sicknick died of natural causes after suffering two strokes a day after the capitol assault.
In the lawsuit filed by Garza, the woman cites the professional’s comments that “everything that happened” on Jan. 6 “influenced her condition,” according to NBC News.
The civil suit also accuses Trump of the series of lies he told prior to the Jan. 6 riots and inciting mob violence.
“Defendant Trump intentionally riled up the crowd and directed and encouraged a mob to attack the U.S. Capitol and attack those who opposed them,” the court document states.
The court action seeks approximately $10 million from Donald Trump and an additional $10 million from Julian Khater and George Tanios, the two other men convicted in connection with the attacks on Sicknick.
Khater admitted in September to assaulting 3 police officers, including Sicknick, with chemical spray during the Capitol riots.
Tanios, who allegedly gave the chemical to Khater, accepted a plea deal in July on charges related to the Jan. 6 attack.
Donald Trump has not been criminally charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riots. The House Committee issued criminal referrals in December and said the Justice Department is investigating the former president for inciting insurrection.
The Justice Department is also conducting its own investigation.