Following the storming of the Capitol on January 6th, the media reported that police officer Brian Sicknick died of “injuries sustained while on-duty” following the insurrection.
According to the statement released by police, he was “was injured while physically engaging with protestors. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”
Since the initial reports, there have been few official details released about the officers death, though it has been a hot topic of debate online after the medical examiner did not confirm the manner of death.
Now, over 3 months later…
The so-called fact-checkers in the media are receiving yet another fact-check.
DC’s chief medical examiner released a statement of their own claiming Officer Sicknick suffered strokes and died of natural causes.
This will inevitably make it harder, or impossible, to charge the 2 men accused of assaulting the officer on January 6th.
While many Democrat members of Congress jumped at the chance to spread the rumored cause of death in January, few have attempted to correct the record now that evidence has been made available.
Neither has CNN, who originally suggested the officer suffered a chemical attack on January 6th after consulting Twitter as their main source.
Sicknick’s family has been consistently suspicious of the mainstream narrative and told the Daily Mail in February that they believe he died after suffering a stroke, not from a fatal blow to the head, but that they do not know for sure. Perhaps they had been made of aware of the examiner’s findings months before they became public.