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Medical Examiner: Capitol Cop's Death Wasn't Homicide

DC examiner says Sicknick died of natural causes

(Newser) - Two men were charged last month with dousing Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray during the Capitol riot—but a Monday ruling from Washington DC's chief medical examiner makes homicide charges unlikely in the 42-year-old's death. The medical examiner, Francisco Diaz, ruled that Sicknick died of...

New Report on Capitol Riot Is 'Devastating'

Watchdog report finds Capitol Police were told not to use most powerful crowd-control tools

(Newser) - A new report from the Capitol Police force's internal investigator says that even though the force had advance warnings about the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, officers were told not to use their most powerful tools for crowd-control. The New York Times calls the watchdog report "...

Family of Suspect Offers Sympathy to Officer's Family

Officer Billy Evans, a father of two, is remembered as a 'wonderful guy'

(Newser) - Among those expressing condolences Saturday to the family of Capitol Police officer Billy Evans is the family of the man accused of killing him . Relatives of Noah Green, who was fatally shot after ramming a barricade outside the Capitol on Friday with his car, say they "feel great sympathy...

Capitol Attack Suspect Identified
Capitol Attack
Suspect Identified

Capitol Attack Suspect Identified

Law enforcement says Noah Green, 25, rammed his car into barrier, killing Capitol Police officer

(Newser) - Police say the suspect in Friday's attack on Capitol Police that left one officer dead and another injured wasn't previously known to them, but more details are now trickling out. Per USA Today and other media outlets , law enforcement sources have identified the suspect, who was shot dead...

Car Rams Capitol Barricade; Officer, Suspect Dead

Another officer is injured

(Newser) - Another deadly day at the Capitol: A driver rammed a police barricade outside the building Friday afternoon, killing a Capitol Police officer and injuring another, reports the Washington Post . The unidentified driver was fatally shot in the incident, per the AP . Police say the driver rammed into the barricade, then...

Capitol Officers Hit Trump With Suit: He 'Inflamed' the 'Mob'

James Blassingame, Sidney Hemby say they suffered 'physical and emotional injuries' Jan. 6

(Newser) - On Jan. 6, an "insurrectionist mob" was "inflamed, encouraged, incited, directed, and aided and abetted" by one person in particular, according to a new lawsuit filed by two Capitol Police officers there. That person, cited in the 40-page complaint filed in federal court in DC, per Al Jazeera...

Videos Show Assault on Capitol Cop Who Later Died

Brian Sicknick was hit with what might have been bear spray

(Newser) - The New York Times has obtained videos showing an attack on deceased Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The videos focus on two men, Julian Elie Khater and George Pierre Tanios, who are charged with assaulting Sicknick and other officers with chemical spray. They're...

Report: 2 Arrested in Death of Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick
2 Arrested in Attack on
Capitol Officer Who Died
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2 Arrested in Attack on Capitol Officer Who Died

Julian Khater and George Tanios accused of assaulting Brian Sicknick with bear spray

(Newser) - The circumstances surrounding the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick have been murky from the start, but authorities have made the first arrests linked to the officer. Coverage:
  • Bear spray: The Washington Post reports that two men have been charged with dousing the 42-year-old Sicknick with bear spray during

McConnell, Other Lawmakers Balk at 'Ghastly' Capitol Security

'It reminds me of my last visit to Kabul,' Senate minority leader says of razor wire fencing

(Newser) - A 10-foot-tall fence with razor wire surrounds the US Capitol, while thousands of National Guard troops have been patrolling the area ever since Jan. 6, when supporters of former President Trump staged a deadly insurrection over his false claims of election fraud. For Mitch McConnell, some of these security measures...

National Mall Deserted on High-Security Day

Pentagon is reviewing a request to keep National Guard troops in DC longer

(Newser) - National Guard troops are scheduled to end their deployment at the Capitol on March 12, but it's now possible they will stay for weeks, if not months, longer. The Pentagon is reviewing a request from the Capitol Police to extend the deployment for 60 days, reports the Hill . A...

House Cancels Thursday Session Over Attack Fears

The Senate has not followed suit

(Newser) - The House of Representatives has canceled its Thursday session over reports of a possible plot by an “identified militia group” to attempt a repeat of the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. One Democratic lawmaker tells the Hill that there is “growing concern about threats to the...

Police: Possible Plot to Attack Capitol Tomorrow

Conspiracy theorists believe Trump will be sworn in again Thursday

(Newser) - Donald Trump will not be sworn in as the 19th president of the United States on Thursday, but Capitol Police officials say they have received intelligence that conspiracy theorists who believe otherwise might be planning to storm the Capitol again. "We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot...

Conspiracy Theorists Think Trump Will Be President on Thursday

No expectation of violence, though Capitol Police will be on guard

(Newser) - Capitol Police are boosting security in response to a far-right conspiracy theory claiming Donald Trump will again become president on Thursday. Some QAnon supporters believed Trump would declare martial law and remain in office on Jan. 20. But "when that didn't happen, the date was moved from Jan....

After a Video Boast, Charges Over Chemicals at Capitol

Daniel Caldwell, 49, of Texas, is accused of spraying officers

(Newser) - A Texas man has been charged with spraying chemicals on a line of officers during the Capitol riot, and CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reports that the suspect's own comments on video contributed to the arrest. Prosecutors say Daniel Caldwell, 49, of The Colony, sprayed some type of irritant on the...

Reports: FBI Has New Possible Clue in Death of Brian Sicknick

Individual seen on video spraying chemical irritant at Jan. 6 riot may have fatally harmed Capitol officer

(Newser) - What caused the death of Brian Sicknick , a Capitol Police officer who died after "physically engaging" rioters on Jan. 6 at the US Capitol, remains murky, but it appears the FBI has narrowed its focus on an assailant seen on video attacking officers during the riot. Sources tell the...

Top Security Officials Didn't See FBI Warning Day Before Riot
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Finger-Pointing Begins Over Riot in Senate Hearing

'I was stunned at the response from Department of the Army,' says DC's police chief

(Newser) - Senators on Tuesday began trying to unravel why Capitol rioters were able to advance as far as they did on Jan. 6. On the hot seat for testimony: Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, former House sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving, former Senate sergeant-at-arms Michael Stenger, and acting DC Police Chief Robert...

Capitol Cop Who Wore MAGA Hat in Riot Suspended

As have 5 others for their actions during riot

(Newser) - Six Capitol Police officers have now been suspended for their actions in the Jan. 6 riot. One took a selfie with a participant and another wore a "Make America Great Again" hat and directed people around the building, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan said last month . All six are suspended...

After 'Foresight in the Midst of Chaos,' Big Award for Goodman

Capitol Police officer will receive Congressional Gold Medal for his actions during Jan. 6 Capitol riot

(Newser) - One bright spot emerged at the end of Friday's impeachment hearings for President Trump: the US Senate coming together to honor a Capitol Police officer. NPR reports that Eugene Goodman received a standing ovation in the Senate chamber, as well as a unanimous vote from senators to bestow on...

Slain Capitol Police Officer Gets Honor Given to Rosa Parks

Brian Sicknick is lying in honor in the Capitol Rotunda

(Newser) - The remains of Brian Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died from injuries sustained during the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, are lying in honor at the Capitol Rotunda, and on Tuesday night, the president and first lady paid their respects. President Biden, who had already spoken with...

2nd Officer Takes His Own Life After Capitol Attack

DC officer Jeffery Smith died by suicide on Jan. 15

(Newser) - Washington, DC, police disclosed for the first time Tuesday that a DC officer who responded to the Capitol riot took his own life days later. Acting Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee told House lawmakers that Jeffery Smith, a 12-year veteran of the force, died by suicide on Jan. 15, nine...

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