Capitol Hill police officer Brian Sicknick was on duty during Wednesday’s insurrection at the US Capitol. However, a shocking video of his murder has been leaked to the public.
After hundreds of pro-Trump rioters pushed through barriers set up along the perimeter of the Capitol, demonstrators eventually made their way into the building and the House floor was evacuated by police.
Sicknick was injured while physically engaging with the rioters and collapsed after returning to his division office, the statement said. “He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” according to a Capitol Police statement.
Prosecutors in the US Attorney’s office plan to open a federal murder investigation into Sicknick’s death, a law enforcement official told CNN.
Sicknick joined the USCP in July 2008, and most recently served in the Department’s First Responder’s Unit.