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Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes

Capitol cop Brian Sicknick, 42, suffered two strokes one day after MAGA riot day and died of natural causes, medical examiner rules

  • The District’s chief medical examiner said he suffered two strokes and died of natural causes a day after the January 6 riots, according to reports Monday
  • Two men are accused of spraying Sicknick with a chemical irritant during the riot
  • Medical examiner Francisco J. Diaz told The Washington Post he found no evidence of an allergic reaction or internal or external injuries

Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes, it was ruled Monday.

The District’s chief medical examiner said he suffered two strokes and died of natural causes, according to reports. 

Sicknick, 42, died after his encounter with rioters during the January 6 insurrection. 

He had returned to his division office that evening and collapsed. Police initially said that he had been ‘injured while physically engaging with protesters’.

By January 7 Sicknick was hospitalized and placed on a ventilator. He died later that night.

Two men had been accused of spraying Sicknick with a chemical irritant during the riot. 

Francisco J. Diaz told The Washington Post he found no evidence of an allergic reaction or internal or external injuries. 

Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes, it was ruled Monday. The District’s chief medical examiner said he suffered two strokes and died of natural causes

Early media reports suggested that Sicknick had been struck over the head by a fire extinguisher during the chaos.

But in the weeks after the attack new information emerged disputing that narrative.

Sicknick’s brother, Ken Sicknick, told ProPublica that the officer texted him on the night of the riots and said he had been ‘pepper-sprayed’ but was in ‘good shape’.

Ken said his brother’s condition rapidly deteriorated over the next 24 hours before he was intubated and treated for a blood clot and a stroke. He died at about 9.30pm on January 7, Ken said.

Sicknick’s mother, Gladys Sicknick, spoke to DailyMail.com last month and said she believes her son suffered a fatal stroke.

‘We think he had a stroke, but we don’t know anything for sure,’ Gladys, 74, insisted.

She said the family has been largely left in the dark about the investigation into Sicknick’s death, adding: ‘We’d love to know what happened.’

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