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Capitol Police recant, double down
U.S. Capitol Police officer dies after attack on Congress
"Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty," the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement late Thursday. "He returned to his division office [?] and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries."
[...] More than 50 law enforcement officials were injured and several were hospitalized, USCP said earlier Thursday.

The growing number [?!] of deaths from the unprecedented attack on Capitol Hill comes as the enormous complex faces a reckoning over its security, including the operations of its roughly 1,800-member police force. On Thursday, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Michael Stenger and House Sergeant-At-Arms Paul Irving all resigned.

Sicknick was initially in critical condition [!] when reports of his death surfaced. But USCP confirmed in a statement that he died Thursday at about 9:30 p.m. USCP, the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch and federal law enforcement will investigate Sicknick's death.
"This tragic loss should remind all of us of the bravery of the law enforcement officers who protected us, our colleagues, Congressional staff, the press corps [!], and other essential workers yesterday," [House reps DeLauro, Ryan] wrote. "To honor Officer Sicknick's memory, we must ensure that the mob [!] who attacked the ["]People's House["] and those who instigated them are held fully accountable."

by Cat on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 at 12:28:18 PM EST
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