Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Officer Sicknick's Death Still Being Misrepresented

 Task & Purpose:

Five people died as a result of the terrorist attack on Congress, including Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran who was shot and killed by police, and Brian Sicknick, a Capitol Police Officer and veteran of the New Jersey Air National Guard who died after reportedly being hit by a fire extinguisher.

4/20/21 CBS News:

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes a day after defending the Capitol during the January 6 assault, the D.C. medical examiner's office announced Monday. Sicknick was previously believed to have died from injuries sustained during the riot. 

Sicknick died from strokes, the chief medical examiner's office said in a report summary, citing "acute brainstem and cerebellar infarcts due to acute basilar artery thrombosis." In an interview with The Washington Post, chief medical examiner Francisco J. Diaz said Sicknick suffered two strokes at the base of his brainstem caused by a clot in an artery....

Despite being sprayed with a chemical substance, Sicknick's manner of death was determined to be "natural," the medical examiner's office said. In the interview with the Post, Diaz said the autopsy found no evidence of internal or external injuries, or of an allergic reaction to the chemical substance — but did say "all that transpired played a role in his condition." 

The "natural" classification is used "when a disease alone causes death," the medical examiner's office said in the summary. "If death is hastened by an injury, the manner of death is not considered natural." 


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