Stars and Stripes stripes.com 08 Jan, 2021 23:45 am

Capitol Police officer's death is being investigated as a homicide; any charges will be federal

Capitol Police officer's death is being investigated as a homicide; any charges will be federal
The death of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick is being investigated as a homicide by federal and local authorities.

Capitol Police officer's death is being investigated as a homicide; any charges will be federal Brian Sicknick, the U.Capitol Police officer who died after responding to the riots at the Capitol, was an Air Force veteran who served on two overseas tours before joining the police force.Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick is being investigated as a homicide by federal and local authorities — a development that raises the stakes of the investigation into possible crimes committed during the violent security breach at the Capitol on Jan.Sicknick was injured while "physically engaging with protesters" who swarmed the Capitol building, Capitol Police said.

The Metropolitan Police Department's homicide branch, the Capitol Police and the Justice Department are investigating Sicknick's death." Jim Pasco, executive director of the nation's largest police union the Fraternal Order of Police, said the Capitol Police officer's death dramatically raises the stakes in a now-sprawling investigation of the deadly riot.

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