Earlier this week, the body of Officer Brian Sicknick lay in state in the U.S. Capitol. Everyone honored his life and service.
But the government is having trouble building a murder case since there has still not been an official determination as to his cause of death. After being part of the force during the actions at the Capitol on Jan. 6, he went back to his office. Some hours later, he collapsed and then later died.
But what has been determined is that the story largely spread about his death, that a fire extinguisher hit him by protesters has been discounted, according to a CNN report, because they found no blunt force trauma to his body. There has been no evidence otherwise found, such as video or witnesses, that the incident even occurred.
Another incident involving a fire extinguisher being thrown at an officer, but that didn’t involve Sicknick, and the person allegedly involved in that was arrested.