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Medical examiner finds U.S. Capitol Police officer who died after riot suffered stroke

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.
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U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.

WASHINGTON, DC — The D.C. medical examiner’s office says Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and has ruled the officer died from natural causes.

Sicknick was among five people who died after the riot.

Two men have been charged with assaulting Sicknick during the riot, spraying him with bear spray.

Investigators initially believed he was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, based on statements collected early in the investigation, according to two people familiar with the case.

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