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Troubling Details Emerge in Death of Capitol Officer

by John Johnson

The inquiry into the death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick is now a federal murder investigation, reports CNN. The exact circumstances surrounding his death are still being fleshed out, though some disturbing details have emerged. Coverage:

  • In a news release, the Capitol Police says Sicknick was injured “while physically engaging with protesters” on Wednesday. He later returned to his division office and collapsed, the statement says.
  • The release provided no further details on how Sicknick was injured, but the New York Times reports by way of sources that he was struck with a fire extinguisher during the melee. Exactly when and where this happened isn’t clear, but the newspaper notes that photos emerged on Wednesday of a man spraying a fire extinguisher inside the Capitol, just outside the Senate chamber, with officers looking on from a stairway.
  • Sicknick, who joined the Capitol Police in 2008, was 42 and the youngest of three siblings, reports ABC News. “After a day of fighting for his life, he passed away a hero,” a brother says in a statement. “I would like to thank all of his brothers and sisters in law enforcement for the incredible compassion and support they have shown my family,” he adds.
  • Sicknick is only the fourth officer to die in the line of duty in the long history of the Capitol Police. He is the fifth fatality from the riots. One of the people who entered the Capitol, Ashli Babbitt, was shot to death by a Capitol Police officer. Three other deaths were attributed to medical emergencies: Benjamin Philips, 50; Roseanne Boyland, 34; and Kevin Greeson, 55, per BuzzFeed. Greeson’s wife says her husband had a heart attack.
  • Condolences from big names were pouring in, and KIRO7 rounds them up. Two of note: GOP Rep. Peter Meijer wrote that “it didn’t have to be this way. Now five people have died, including Officer Sicknick. There are so many who should feel utterly ashamed if they were capable.” And Sen. Ted Cruz called Sicknick’s death “devastating” and described the riots as a “horrific assault on our democracy.”

Edited via Newser.

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4 Responses to Troubling Details Emerge in Death of Capitol Officer

  1. Glenn Geist Reply

    January 10, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I’m no kind of lawyer, but the guy who drove the getaway car gets the same electric chair as the guy who shot the security guard. Fat Donald, Young Donald and that thing known as Rudy are murderers. And of course they fled the crime scene in a limousine and hid out in a house we all own.

  2. jess Reply

    January 8, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Ted Cruz can seriously go fuck himself. He is a big part of why this happened in the first place and now he wants to do the kunbaya thing. He has blood on his hands, as do the lawmakers that were right behind Mango Mussolini kissing his ass, so they did not fall out of favor with his base.

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      January 8, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      Cruz is a despicable assboil who no doubt has terrible breath. Just look at him. Of course, he has terrible breath and the smarmiest of the smarm.

      • jess Reply

        January 8, 2021 at 12:23 pm

        AYUP, him that Hawley guy and Ron Johnson the biggest liars continuing to say the election was stolen. Hawley got all his big boy panties in a wad yesterday because Simon and Schuster canned his book. People were calling them up to ask how could they publish books written by people like him. He got upset and went whining about it on Twitter and he was corrected very quickly. Then you get the 1st amendment person yakking about they took my 1st amendment rights and stepped on them. Um, no that is not how that works. I don’t think a lot of them even know what the 1st amendment really covers they just trot it out like they do the 2nd.

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