They allege the men assaulted him with bear spray, but “have not determined whether the exposure caused his death.”
Federal authorities charged two men for assaulting Capitol Policer Officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray during the January 6th riot.
From The Washington Post:
Federal authorities have arrested and charged two men with assaulting U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick with bear spray during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot but have not determined whether the exposure caused his death.
Julian Elie Khater, 32, of Pennsylvania and George Pierre Tanios, 39 of Morgantown, W.Va., were arrested Sunday and are expected to appear in federal court Monday.
“Give me that bear s—,” Khater allegedly said to Tanios on video recorded at the Lower West Terrace of the Capitol at 2:14 p.m., where Sicknick and other officers were standing guard behind metal bicycle racks, arrest papers say.
About nine minutes later, after Khater said he had been hit with bear spray, Khater is seen on video discharging a canister into the face of Sicknick and two other officers, arrest papers allege.
One FBI agent alleges video showed Khater asking for bear spray. Then Tanios said, “Hold on, hold on, not yet, not yet…it’s still early.” The agent claimed “the exchange showed that the two allegedly were ‘working in concert and had a plan to use the toxic spray against law enforcement.”
Khater and Tanios face these charges:
Khater and Tanios are charged with nine counts including assaulting three officers with a deadly weapon — Sicknick, another U.S. Capitol Police officer identified as C. Edwards, and a D.C. police officer identified as B. Chapman. They are also charged with civil disorder and obstruction of a congressional proceeding. The charges are punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Sicknick died on January 7th. The Democrats and left used his death to punish President Donald Trump and his supporters.
Sicknick’s mother believes a stroke killed her son, but no one will give her answers.
FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress his agency “can’t yet disclose” Sicknick’s cause of death.
Sicknick passed away almost three months ago. They already cremated his body. They have to know how he died. Why can’t they disclose the cause of death?
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