Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Not killed on January 6

DC's chief medical examiner says there is no evidence that chemical irritants caused the officer's death

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes the day after he confronted rioters during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to the chief medical examiner in Washington, D.C.

What are the details?

The Washington Post reported that medical examiner Francisco Diaz "said the autopsy found no evidence the 42-year-old officer suffered an allergic reaction to chemical irritants, which Diaz said would have caused Sicknick's throat to quickly seize. Diaz also said there was no evidence of internal or external injuries."

The newspaper noted that "the ruling, released Monday, likely will make it difficult for prosecutors to pursue homicide charges in the officer's 

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