Attorney Harmeet K. Dhillon appeared on the Tucker Carlson show tonight to discuss her case against the San Jose Police Department, who Dillon claims sent 20 Trump supporters directly into a mob of violent anti-Trump rioters following a Trump rally when they should have protected them. Dhillon shared her news that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will not allow the police officers to seek immunity in the case.
The 20 Trump supporters who Dhillon is defending, were beaten and bloodied by the violent San Jose, CA mob who kicked in cars, carried Mexican flags, chased down and beat Trump supporters. Harmeet Dhillon claims they threw eggs and hit supporters in the backs of their heads with bags of rocks. She also claims that elderly people were attacked, while others were sucker punched as they tried to walk to their vehicles. The video shows the angry mob kicking and attacking vehicles as the Trump supporters attempted to leave the mob scene.
Dhillion told Tucker that they believe the order to send the Trump supporters into the violent mob came “from the top”.
Thank you @TuckerCarlson for inviting me to your show to discuss the recent 9th Circuit ruling in favor of my @dhillonlaw clients suing San Jose in a federal civil rights lawsuit stemming from police conduct of forcing Trump supporters to walk through a riot after a Trump rally: pic.twitter.com/eqGlSrBdWJ
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) August 2, 2018
According to Law.com, a three-judge panel unanimously affirmed U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California’s 2017 ruling denying the city of San Jose’s efforts to dismiss the suit against seven police officers. The plaintiffs say the officers channeled them into a violent crowd on June 2, 2016, as they exited a rally for then-presidential candidate Trump at the McEnery Convention Center. Rally-goers say they were punched and pelted with eggs while nearby law enforcement officers did nothing to protect them.
“We find the officers violated clearly established rights and are not entitled to qualified immunity at this stage of the proceedings,” Senior Judge Dorothy Wright Nelson wrote for the panel, which also included Judges Andrew Kleinfeld and William Fletcher.
“Being attacked by anti-Trump protesters was only a possibility when the attendees arrived at the rally,” Nelson wrote. “The officers greatly increased that risk of violence when they shepherded and directed the attendees towards the unruly mob waiting outside the Convention Center.”
“Regardless of whether you’re a supporter of Donald Trump, every citizen should cheer that our government will be held accountable in cases where they put citizens in harm’s way,” said the plaintiffs’ attorney, Harmeet Dhillon of Dhillon Law Group in San Francisco. Dhillon, a Republican National Committee member, attended the 2016 rally with her husband and a law firm partner and said she was appalled by the “vicious assaults.”
“After two years of waiting, my clients are thrilled and I’m thrilled” by the ruling, Dhillon said.