Exactly one month after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, fallen Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s official cause of death has not been released and no one has been charged with his death.
Sicknick suffered a stroke after the riot and did not have injuries immediately visible during autopsy, according to the medical examiner.
Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Robert J. Contee III confirmed that the investigation into Sicknick’s death is ongoing, stressing that police continue to comb through video evidence.
CNN saves this nugget for the 8th paragraph:
“Medical examiners did not find signs that the officer sustained any blunt force trauma, so investigators believe that early reports that he was fatally struck by a fire extinguisher are not true.”https://t.co/coAVfuXhin
— Jon Miller (@MillerStream) February 5, 2021
Exactly how officer Brian Sicknick died still remains a mystery because an official cause of death has not been released.
Earlier in the day after the riot, Sicknick tweeted that he was pepper-sprayed twice but otherwise was fine.