FBI won't disclose Brian Sicknick's cause of death amid investigation
Added 03-02-21 02:23:01pm EST - “Christopher Wray repeatedly declined to provide details related to the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, with the FBI director on multiple occasions pointing to the nature of the investigation into the officer's death…” - Washingtonexaminer.com
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Christopher Wray repeatedly declined to provide details related to the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, with the FBI director on multiple occasions pointing to the nature of the investigation into the officer’s death following the storming of the Capitol building in January.
Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that the bureau views the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol as “domestic terrorism,” and he assured senators that the FBI is working hard to investigate. The death of Sicknick after he responded to the Capitol riot remains a mystery.
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said, “We all want to know what happened to Officer Brian Sicknick — a tragic death as a result of that Jan. 6 assault.” But he added that there had been conflicting reports about his cause of death, pressing Wray on whether investigators had determined the exact cause of death and asking if there was a homicide investigation.
“There is an ongoing investigation into his death. I have to be careful at this stage, because it’s ongoing, not to get out in front of it,” Wray said. “But I certainly understand and respect and appreciate the keen interest in what happened to him. After all, he was here protecting all of you, and as soon as there is information that we can appropriately share, we want to be able to do that.”
The Capitol Police announced that Sicknick, a 42-year-old who joined the agency in 2008, died around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, one day after rioters broke into the Capitol as lawmakers counted electoral votes to affirm President Biden's victory over former President Donald Trump.
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