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Jan. 6 Rioter Gets Prison for Attacking Brian Sicknick

Judge imposes 80-month sentence for using chemical spray on officer

(Newser) - A Jan. 6 rioter who attacked Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died the next day, with chemical spray to his face was sentenced to prison on Friday. Federal Judge Thomas Hogan gave Julian Khater an 80-month term and imposed a $10,000 fine, the Washington Post reports. The judge...

Trump, 2 Rioters Sued Over Capitol Police Officer's Death

Brian Sicknick will be among those honored in White House ceremony

(Newser) - On the eve of the second anniversary of the Capitol attack, former President Donald Trump and two rioters were sued by the longtime partner of Brian Sicknick, who was doused with chemical spray during the attack and died the next day. Julie Garza's lawsuit, which is seeking at least...

At Jan. 6 Medal Ceremony, Officers Ignore GOP Leaders

Honorees have criticized response of McConnell, McCarthy to the attack

(Newser) - Police officers who defended the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack accepted Congressional Gold Medals on Tuesday but not the congratulations of Republican leaders. All senior congressional leaders took part in the ceremony honoring US Capitol Police officers; Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police; and others, Politico reports. "May this...

Ex-NYPD Cop Gets Longest Sentence Yet Over Riot

Thomas Webster sentenced to 10 years; another man who sprayed Brian Sicknick pleads guilty

(Newser) - Two notable developments Thursday in the prosecution of Jan. 6 rioters:
  • Longest sentence: A retired New York Police Department officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attacking the Capitol and using a metal flagpole to assault one of the police officers trying to hold off the mob, per

Officer Recalls Seeing 'Deathly Pale' Brian Sicknick at Riot

Caroline Edwards testifies about the 'war scene' at Capitol, and about fellow officer who died

(Newser) - The House panel examining the Capitol riot called two witnesses Thursday night who had a first-hand look at the violence of Jan. 6, 2021. One was Capitol Police officer Caroline Edwards, who was injured in the violence. The other was filmmaker Nick Quested, who was at the Capitol working on...

Capitol Officer's Mother Lobbies GOP Senators

Jan. 6 Commission lacks enough support from Republicans so far

(Newser) - The mother of the late Brian Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack, met with several Republican senators Thursday to ask for their support of a commission to investigate the riot. Gladys Sicknick had requested a meeting with all GOP senators, Politico...

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...

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
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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

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