(TargetLiberty.org) – On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta dismissed the majority of the civil counts against former President Donald Trump and two others in connection to Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s death during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.
The case was filed by Sicknick’s girlfriend Sandra Garza, however Mehta in his 12-page ruling dismissed three of the five civil counts included in the lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed against Trump and two of the Capitol rioters George Tanios and Julian Khater. Garza was seeking damages from the three men, on several counts including conspiracy to violate civil rights, negligence under the anti-riot law in D.C., and wrongful death.
Mehta in his ruling dismissed the negligence counts as well as the wrongful death act count against Trump. However, Garza’s two claims relating to the conspiracy to violate civil rights and the D.C. Survival Act is going to go ahead. The Survival Act gives a person’s legal representative the right to take legal action on their behalf after their death.
Garza’s attorney Mark Zaid noted in a statement to Fox News Digital that they were considering their options moving forward. He added that they were pleased to see that the lawsuit that was seeking justice for Sicknick was allowed to move forward. They were now considering their next moves, including potentially deposing Trump.
Sicknick had joined the Capitol Police in July 2008. In 2021 he had been one of the people responding to the scene during the attack, when he had been pepper-sprayed by Tanios and Khater.
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