The FBI is reportedly investigating a video that apparently shows an individual spraying a chemical irritant at law enforcement officers, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
The Washington Post, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that investigators determined Sicknick did not die from blunt force trauma, though they have yet to tie the activity in the video to the officer’s death.
A U.S. Capitol Police statement on Jan. 8 said Sicknick died “due to injuries sustained while on duty,” though an official autopsy and toxicology report have not been made public.
“The medical examiner’s report on Officer Brian Sicknick’s death, which followed the attack on the Capitol on January 6, is not yet complete. We are awaiting toxicology results and continue to work with other government agencies regarding the death investigation,” the Capitol Police said in a statement to CNN on Friday.
The newly uncovered video comes as law enforcement seeks to identify individuals who may be responsible for the officer’s death, though investigators would have to prove their actions were fatal to bring charges.