SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (CN) – A Ninth Circuit panel appeared poised to allow President Donald Trump supporters pursue their negligence claims against San Jose, California, regarding a dust-up between them and protesters at a campaign rally in 2016.
Harmeet Dhillon, who argued the case on behalf of rally attendees, said the police actively created unnecessary danger by blocking off alternative exits and funneling the crowd into the teeth of a seething mob of anti-Trump protesters.
“It was so shocking, she said. “The police were sending them into danger.”
She also said whether police knew deficient crowd-control decisions could pose constitutional questions is ultimately irrelevant.
“It’s a circumstance where police should have known they were creating a dangerous situation,” Dhillon said.