As CNN reported, the theory believes that Sicknick became ill due to the bear spray used by the mob who attacked the Capitol on January 6, and the video evidence previously reported by CNN seems to indicate that such an attack may have caused his death.
For investigators, this is still a difficult case, and it is not clear what costs they will be able to bring.
The U.S. Capitol Police stated in a statement late on Friday that the medical examiner’s report on the death of Sinek has not yet been completed: “We are awaiting the toxicological results and continue to cooperate with other government agencies to conduct death investigations.”
The statement said: “The family of Sikhnik Mansion is demanding privacy protection during this difficult time and stop disseminating misinformation about the cause of his death.”
; “The Ministry of National Defense and the Sinik family provided a lot of support to our negligent personnel.
The New York Times first reported that investigators had zeroed a suspect, but had not yet identified the attacker by name.
CNN previously reported that the authorities had notified a small number of suspects, and the new video evidence from the attack helped investigators narrow it down.
In the police audio broadcast during the Senate impeachment police trial of former President Donald Trump, police officers were heard screaming during the attack. Some violent Capitol mobs were using bear spray during the attack. Spray them. Republican Senator Romney of Utah told reporters at the time that Congressman Eugene Goodman, who might save the senator’s mob, told Romney: “He has to breathe a lot of bear spray and tear gas. He was in January. Feeling sick while serving his sentence on the 6th.” The couple spoke during the trial break.
Investigators struggled for several weeks to establish a federal murder in Sicknick’s death, when they carefully checked the video and photos to try to determine the moment of his fatal injury. CNN previously reported that investigators believed that the initial report suggested that Sicknick was hit by a fire extinguisher incorrectly.
In the weeks after the attack, several people were charged with assaulting the police, but so far no one has been connected with Siknik. Court documents show that more than 100 police officers were injured in close combat last month, and at least 15 of them needed to be hospitalized.
Hinick’s body paid tribute to Congress at an exciting ceremony earlier this month, during which President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and Congress leaders visited.
This story has been updated with background information and a statement from the U.S. Capitol Police.