According to court documents, just before the 2020 presidential election, a bus which had carried Biden-Harris campaign staffers and volunteers from Texas was chased by Trump backers, among them few were “driving in a way that appeared to be an attempt to push the bus off the road onto the shoulder.”
On Friday, a case was filed by precedent Texas state Senator Wendy Davis and two precedent campaign staffers who were there on the bus, together with the bus driver, charging that the San Marcos Police Department had neglected the situation.
Plaintiffs Attempted to Get Help and Continuously Called on 911
It is alleged as per the lawsuit that “For at least ninety minutes, including during the entirety of the stretch of I-35 inside the San Marcos city lines, the Trump Train pursued and terrorized the Plaintiffs,” adding further “Plaintiffs tried to get help. They repeatedly called 911. They requested police escorts. San Marcos refused to help.”
The lawsuit states that the San Marcos Police Department made fun of the situation and denied extending any sort of help when a staffer dialed in to inform about the situation on 30th October 2020. After that, the police department for comment reached out to remarks.
According to a 911 transcript included in court documents, a dispatcher stated to one of the police cops over the radio that “I am so annoyed at New Braunfels for doing this to us.” New Braunfels is a city close to San Marcos, and the bus was moving ahead over the city line.
Reportedly, the dispatcher said, “They have their officers escorting this Biden bus, essentially, and the Trump Train is cutting in between vehicles and driving — being aggressive and slowing them down to like 20 or 30 miles per hour.” Adding further “And they want you guys to respond to help.”
A corporal with the department named Matt Daenzer, who is mentioned as an accused in the case, purportedly responded, “No, we’re not going to do it. We will close patrol that, but we’re not going to escort a bus.”
What Has Been Mentioned in the Transcript?
According to the transcript, the dispatcher stated that Daenzer the dialler was “really worked up over it, and he’s like breathing hard and stuff, like, ‘they’re being aggressive.’ OK. Calm down.”
Daenzer gave his consent and said to the dispatcher, “Yeah, well, drive defensively, and it’ll be great.”
When the dispatcher conveyed to the campaign staffer who dialed 911 in the hope for help that the San Marcos Police Department would not give a police guard, the anonymous staffer responded, “They’ve cut in on me multiple times.
They’ve threatened my life on multiple occasions with vehicular collisions. I would like an escort immediately.”
The case charges the “Trump Train” headed unchecked even without any police protecting the bus.
It states “Despite these multiple calls for help from Plaintiffs and others, for the roughly 30 minutes it took to drive through San Marcos on the main highway that runs through it, there were no officers from San Marcos or any other police cars insight — not on the I-35 exit or entrance ramps, nor either side of the highway.”
Trump Retweeted the Video Showing the Situation
It has also been stated by the court documents that when the former President Donald Trump discovered the crucial circumstance following videos of the happening were uploaded to Twitter, he retweeted a video with the caption, “I LOVE TEXAS!”
In the lawsuit, among the listed defendants, San Marcos Police Department Assistant Chief of Police Brandon Winkenwerder, San Marcos Director of Public Safety Chase Stapp, and the City of San Marcos are also included.