ANALYSIS – In yet another blow to the deceptive narrative that the unarmed riot at the Capitol on January 6 was a ‘deadly insurrection,’ the D.C. medical examiner announced that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick suffered two strokes caused by a clot and died of natural causes the day after the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building. He did not die of any injuries sustained that day.
With this finding, we now know that the only person killed during this ‘deadly insurrection’ was an unarmed female rioter shot by the Capitol Police.
I had noted repeatedly that Sicknick’s cause of death was likely caused by a stroke based on comments from his family, and that it was odd that the autopsy took months to complete, yet the major media continued to imply he was killed by rioters.
As soon as Sicknick died the New York Times quickly reported that he was struck by a fire extinguisher, according to law enforcement officials. Later when that story proved false, two men were accused of spraying Sicknick with a chemical irritant, likely bear spray., in an attempt to continue the false narrative that the officer died at the hands of ‘deadly insurrectionists.’
But the examiner, Francisco J. Diaz, told the Washington Post on Monday that the autopsy found no evidence that Sicknick suffered an allergic reaction to chemical irritants. Diaz said that “all that transpired” during the events of January 6 “played a role in his condition.”
Due to privacy laws Diaz could not comment on whether Sicknick had any preexisting medical conditions that may have contributed to his death. The Washington Post noted that his ruling “likely will make it difficult for prosecutors to pursue homicide charges in the officer’s death.”
In a statement the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) said:
The USCP accepts the findings from the Office of the Medical Examiner, but this does not change the fact Officer Brian Sicknick died in the Line of Duty, courageously defending Congress and the Capitol. The Department continues to mourn the loss of our beloved colleague.
While Sicknick was a hero who was violently attacked, this latest news has fully debunked the ‘deadly insurrection’ narrative, as the only person directly killed during the Capitol riot was Ashli Babitt, an unarmed female veteran shot by Capitol Police. The officer involved was cleared in the shooting, though many believe the officer may have overreacted.
The other three reported deaths during the riot were all civilians who, according to USA Today, either died of natural causes, or in one case, of a drug overdose. None of the three were reported as being inside the Capitol when they died, but were simply somewhere in the crowd outside.
‘Deadly Insurrection’ narrative – 0, Truth – 1. ADN