Category: Brian Sicknick

Capitol Police Asked Why It Claimed Sicknick Died From Injuries Suffered During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

A U.S. senator is asking the U.S. Capitol Police why it claimed officer Brian Sicknick died from injuries he suffered during the Jan. 6 Capitol breach after a medical examiner found no evidence of injuries. On Jan. 7, the Capitol Police claimed Sicknick died from “injuries sustained while on-duty” after “physically engaging with protestors” the day…


The Reprehensible Exploitation of Brian Sicknick’s Death

The untimely death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick has been a central rallying cry to fuel anger and outrage about the so-called Trump-inspired “insurrection” on Jan. 6. Just as the pepper spray clouds dissipated from the Capitol grounds the next day, Sicknick’s employer issued a shocking statement. “At approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening, United…


Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Died From Strokes the Day After Capitol Breach: Medical Examiner

U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes stemming from a stroke a day after the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, the D.C. Medical Examiner’s office confirmed on Monday, ending speculation he was beaten to death by pro-Trump rioters. Francisco J. Diaz, the chief medical examiner for Washington, D.C., told The Washington Post that Sicknick…


Capitol Police Officer Sicknick Died of Natural Causes From Strokes After Capitol Breach: Medical Examiner

U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes a day after the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, the D.C. Medical Examiner’s office confirmed on April 19, ending speculation that he was beaten to death by Trump supporters. Francisco J. Diaz, chief medical examiner for Washington, told The Washington Post that Sicknick…


Watchdog Group Sues for Records on Death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

A watchdog group filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia of Friday seeking records pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act on the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Conservative pro-transparency group Judicial Watch sued the district after its Office of the Chief Medical Examiner failed to produce records the group requested on Feb. 16….


Two Men Arrested for Assaulting Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, Who Died After Jan. 6 Breach

Authorities on Monday confirmed two suspects were arrested and charged for assaulting Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who reportedly died after the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, although his cause of death has not been disclosed. In a news release from the Department of Justice, Julian Elie Khater, 32, of State College, Pennsylvania, and George Pierre Tanios,…


Two Men Arrested for Assaulting Capitol Police Officer Sicknick, Who Died After Jan. 6 Breach

Authorities on March 15 confirmed that two suspects have been arrested and charged with assaulting Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died after the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, although his cause of death hasn’t been disclosed. Julian Elie Khater, 32, of State College, Pennsylvania, and George Pierre Tanios, 39, of Morgantown, West Virginia, were taken…


FBI Cannot ‘Disclose the Cause of Death’ of Officer Brian Sicknick: Director Wray

The FBI “cannot disclose the cause of death” of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, after The New York Times and other news outlets either retracted or updated reports claiming he was killed by being hit with a fire extinguisher during the Capitol riots on Jan. 6. FBI Director Christopher Wray responded to a question…


Medical Examiner’s Report on US Officer Brian Sicknick’s Death Not Yet Complete

The cause of death is not yet clear for U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, the agency said on Friday. “The medical examiner’s report on Officer Brian Sicknick’s death, which followed the attack on the Capitol on January 6, is not yet complete. We are awaiting toxicology results and continue to work with other government…


Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s Mother: ‘He Wasn’t Hit on the Head’ by Trump Supporter

The mother of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick said her son was not beaten with a fire extinguisher by a mob on Jan. 6, saying he likely suffered a stroke instead—refuting reports from the New York Times and other outlets claiming otherwise. “He wasn’t hit on the head, no. We think he had a stroke,…