Family of Murdered Trump Supporter Sues City, Mayor of Portland

The family of Aaron J. Danielson, a Trump supporter who was shot and killed at the age of 39 after a rally in Portland is suing the city.

The lawsuit claims the city, Mayor and DA’s negligence contributed to Aaron’s death.

Christopher L. Cauble, the estate’s attorney, said in a statement “We are seeking justice for the preventable death of a young man, gunned down in a city with a dangerous and deadly hands-off approach to public safety. Time and time again, City leadership and law enforcement have failed to find an effective response to clashing groups of protesters.”

Per OregonLive “the suit, filed Friday in federal court in Portland, contends a “hands-off approach” to political demonstrations and counter-protests in Portland fostered a “culture of vigilante policing” between opposing factions that filled the void and led to the killing of Aaron “Jay” Danielson on Aug. 29, 2020.”

“It seeks $13 million in damages — $1.5 million in economic damages, $1.5 million in non-economic damages and up to $10 million in punitive damages,” the report adds.

KGW News covered the shooting last August.