Brian Sicknick, the officer who was injured in the storm of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., died of a stroke. That‘s what a coroner concludes. There is a natural death: injuries suffered during the storm did not play a role in his death, the conclusion is that.
Until now, it was thought that Sicknick (42) had died because he was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher. He also kept open the possibility that he had died because he had been sprayed with a chemical substance by the stormers of Congress. Sicknick died on January 7, one day after the storming by Trump supporters.
The coroner finds that there was no allergic reaction due to a chemical. Nor did Sicknick have any internal or external injuries.
The Capitol Police Department says in a response to accept the findings. However, the police continue to stress that Sicknick died “in armor” while defending the Congress, the Capitol, democracy.
Two suspects have been charged with Sicknick’s death. They would have sprayed a chemical on the agent. The coroner‘s investigation makes it harder for prosecutors to hold the two responsible for the death of the officer.
After his death, Sicknick’s body was laid out in the roundabout, the hall under the famous white dome of the Capitol.