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New video from Capitol siege shows moment cop Brian Sicknick is attacked with chemical spray


New videos from the January 6 Capitol siege show the moment police officer Brian Sicknick was attacked with chemical spray and forced to retreat. 

In one of the clips Sicknick, who died the day after defending the U.S. Capitol, can be seen doubled over, his hands on his knees, dumping water into his eyes. 

The videos’ release came after media outlets went to court to demand that they be made available to the press.

George Tanios, of Morgantown, West Virginia and Julian Khater, of State College, Pennsylvania have each been charged with assaulting Sicknick, as well as other counts including conspiracy to injure an officer.  

Neither man has been charged in Sicknick’s death. They face decades in prison if convicted. 

The Washington medical examiner’s office this month found that Sicknick suffered a stroke and died from natural causes.   

The footage – released Wednesday, is segmented into 10 clips and includes footage from cameras on poles and officers´ body cameras. 

New videos from the January 6 Capitol siege show the moment police officer Brian Sicknick was attacked with chemical spray and forced to retreat

New videos from the January 6 Capitol siege show the moment police officer Brian Sicknick was attacked with chemical spray and forced to retreat

Federal authorities released the videos Wednesday showing Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick being attacked as the pro-Trump mob descended on the building

 Federal authorities released the videos Wednesday showing Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick being attacked as the pro-Trump mob descended on the building

The Washington medical examiner's office this month found that Sicknick suffered a stroke and died from natural causes. The footage - released Wednesday, is segmented into 10 clips and includes footage from cameras on poles and officers´ body cameras

The Washington medical examiner’s office this month found that Sicknick suffered a stroke and died from natural causes. The footage – released Wednesday, is segmented into 10 clips and includes footage from cameras on poles and officers´ body cameras

In one of the clips Sicknick, who died the day after defending the U.S. Capitol, can be seen doubled over, his hands on his knees, dumping water into his eyes

In one of the clips Sicknick, who died the day after defending the U.S. Capitol, can be seen doubled over, his hands on his knees, dumping water into his eyes

Part of the body camera footage is slowed down to show the moments that Sicknick and another officer are sprayed. Other videos show Sicknick, who was wearing a blue jacket and bike helmet, on the upper terrace after the attack

Part of the body camera footage is slowed down to show the moments that Sicknick and another officer are sprayed. Other videos show Sicknick, who was wearing a blue jacket and bike helmet, on the upper terrace after the attack

Another clip shows a different officer, her eyes shut in pain, saying she was struck right in the face, as someone dumps water into her eyes, and she is helped aside by officers

Another clip shows a different officer, her eyes shut in pain, saying she was struck right in the face, as someone dumps water into her eyes, and she is helped aside by officers

The clips show a close-up view of an angry mob yelling, ‘USA, USA!’ and violently breaking past metal police barriers as officers try in vain to stop them. 

Khater is seen with his arm in the air, appearing to hold something, and then Sicknick turns away from the crowd and retreats. Another officer doubles over and uses her hand to cover her eyes.

Part of the body camera footage is slowed down to show the moments that Sicknick and another officer are sprayed. 

Other videos show Sicknick, who was wearing a blue jacket and bike helmet, on the upper terrace after the attack. 

Sicknick doubles over, his hands on his knees, then dumps water into his eyes. 

Another clip shows a different officer, her eyes shut in pain, saying she was struck right in the face, as someone dumps water into her eyes, and she is helped aside by officers.

George Tanios, of Morgantown, West Virginia and Julian Khater, pictured, of State College, Pennsylvania have each been charged with assaulting Sicknick, as well as other counts including conspiracy to injure an officer

Neither man has been charged in Sicknick's death. They face decades in prison if convicted. George Tanios is pictured

George Tanios, right, of Morgantown, West Virginia and Julian Khater, left, of State College, Pennsylvania have each been charged with assaulting Sicknick, as well as other counts including conspiracy to injure an officer. Neither man has been charged in Sicknick’s death. They face decades in prison if convicted.

George Pierre Tanios watches as a video of the storming of the U.S. Capitol in Washington

George Pierre Tanios watches as a video of the storming of the U.S. Capitol in Washington

A U.S. Capitol Police officer holds a program during a ceremony memorializing U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick on February 3

A U.S. Capitol Police officer holds a program during a ceremony memorializing U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick on February 3

The Washington medical examiner’s ruling earlier this month that Sicknick suffered a stroke and died from natural causes is likely to significantly inhibit the ability of federal prosecutors to bring homicide charges.

But Dr. Francisco J. Diaz did tell The Washington Post: ‘All that transpired [on January 6] played a role in his condition.’

Prosecutors say before the attack Khater told Tanios, ‘Give me that bear s***’ and reached into Tanios’ backpack. 

Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes, it was ruled Monday

U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died the day after defending the Capitol 

Tanios told Khater ‘not yet’ because it was ‘still early,’ but Khater responded that ‘they just f—ing sprayed me.’ Khater was then seen holding a can of chemical spray, prosecutors say.

A prosecutor said during the hearing this week that it was likely Mace – not bear spray – that was sprayed at the officers.

Investigators initially believed Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, based on statements collected early in the investigation. 

And they later thought the 42-year-old Sicknick may have ingested a chemical substance that contributed to his death.     

The videos were released after media outlets went to court to demand that they be made available to the press. The Department of Justice late Tuesday withdrew its opposition to release the videos to the media outlets.

It comes as attorneys for the two men charged in the assault on Sicknick and other officers are fighting to be released from jail while they await trial. 

Lawyers for Tanios and Khater told a judge during a hearing this week that the two men don’t deserve to be behind bars while they fight the case.

Prosecutors at the hearing walked back their initial statements that the substance was bear spray, saying instead they now believe it was pepper spray.

‘This is not a premeditated, planned event,’ said Joseph Tacopina, an attorney for Khater who argued the government was wrongly trying to paint his client to be a ‘felon hellbent on destroying democracy’. 

Prosecutors say before the attack Khater told Tanios, "Give me that bear s--" and reached into Tanios' backpack. Tanios told Khater "not yet" because it was "still early," but Khater responded that "they just f---ing sprayed me'

 Prosecutors say before the attack Khater told Tanios, ‘Give me that bear s–‘ and reached into Tanios’ backpack. Tanios told Khater ‘not yet’ because it was ‘still early,’ but Khater responded that ‘they just f—ing sprayed me’

Khater was then seen holding a can of chemical spray, prosecutors say. A prosecutor said during the hearing this week that it was likely Mace - not bear spray - that was sprayed at the officers

 Khater was then seen holding a can of chemical spray, prosecutors say. A prosecutor said during the hearing this week that it was likely Mace – not bear spray – that was sprayed at the officers

He said that his client was being treated as though he was the most aggressive of the bunch.

‘Many defendants who have been charged with violent and aggressive behavior have been released without any bail at all,’ Tacopina argued.

A lawyer for Tanios called two witnesses who said he was a law-abiding father and business owner who did not deserve to be behind bars. Attorney Beth Gross said her client is on video trying to dissuade Khater from using any chemical irritants.

A judge did not immediately decide whether to release the men and set a second hearing for early May.



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