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Lawsuit: City Of San Marcos Refused Escort To Protect Biden Campaign Bus

SAN MARCOS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An updated federal lawsuit alleges that police officials in San Marcos, Texas, refused to provide an escort for a Joe Biden campaign bus when it was surrounded by supporters of then-President Donald Trump on an interstate in October 2020.

The updated lawsuit, filed Friday, included transcribed 911 audio recordings.

The Texas Tribune reports that the suit alleges that law enforcement officers in San Marcos "privately laughed" and "joked about the victims and their distress" in the audio recordings.

Pictures and videos posted on social media showed a long line of vehicles with pro-Trump signage trailing, and at times surrounding, the Biden-Harris bus as it traveled from San Antonio to Austin.

Shortly after, Rep. Rafael Anchía tweeted that the Trump supporters were "armed" and "ramming volunteer vehicles & blocking traffic for 40 mins."

The city of San Marcos didn't return a request for comment from the newspaper.

A spokesperson previously has said that the city and the San Marcos Police Department would not comment because of the pending litigation.

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