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USCP Response to Charges Filed in Assault on Officer Brian Sicknick

March 15, 2021
Press Release

The United States Capitol Police continues to mourn the loss of Officer Brian Sicknick. His bravery on January 6 will be something our police family will always remember.

“The attack on the U.S. Capitol and on our police officers, including Brian Sicknick, was an attack on our democracy,” said U.S. Capitol Police Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman. “Those who perpetrated these heinous crimes must be held accountable, and -- let me be clear -- these unlawful actions are not and will not be tolerated by this Department.  I want to thank our skillful USCP investigators as well as our FBI and MPD partners for their work to identify and arrest those responsible for these violent acts, as well as Acting U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips and his staff for their prosecution of these cases.”

The multi-jurisdictional investigation into Officer Sicknick’s death is ongoing and USCP will provide further comment when it is complete.

Officer Sicknick was injured while protecting Congress during the riot at the U.S. Capitol. After the attack, he was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on the evening of January 7. Officer Sicknick joined the Department in July 2008, and most recently served in the Department’s First Responder’s Unit.

His family requests their privacy be respected during this difficult time.