A class action filed by Donald Trump supporters who say they were injured after San Jose police in 2016 steered them into a mob of protesters will continue after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday doused police officers’ arguments seeking qualified immunity.
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.
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