Widow of D.C. police officer sues suspected Capitol rioters over husband’s suicide

Posted on AllSides August 14th, 2021
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The widow of a D.C. police officer who died by suicide days after defending the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 has filed a lawsuit in federal court against two suspected rioters she says should be held responsible.

Erin Smith, the wife of late D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Jeffrey Smith, sued both men in D.C. federal court Friday, seeking more than $7 million in damages for wrongful death and assault and battery.

Smith was struck in the face by something akin to a cane or a crowbar during the attack...

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