John Minchillo / APSupporters loyal to President Donald Trump clash with authorities before successfully breaching the Capitol building during a riot on the grounds Wednesday. (John Minchillo / AP)
By Jack Davis
Published January 10, 2021 at 11:13am
The family of Capitol Police Office Brian Sicknick is begging that his death not become a political ping-pong ball as authorities seek to learn more about why Sicknick, a casualty of Wednesday’s Capitol incursion, died Thursday at the age of 42.
To date, no official description of the attack on Sicknick has been given.
A report in The New York Times that cites “two law enforcement officials” the Times did not name, said Sicknick was hit on the head with a fire extinguisher during Wednesday’s rioting at the U.S. Capitol.
The website ProPublica offered a different explanation.
It quoted Ken Sicknick, whom the site identified as the late officer’s