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Thank you staunch conservative friend MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D. for posting the perspective from washingtonexaminer.com contributing author Jerry Dunleavy, Justice Department Reporter
"A new bipartisan Senate report on the Capitol riot contends that seven individuals, including three police officers, “ultimately lost their lives” as a result of the siege on Jan. 6, as the investigation concluded the Capitol Police, intelligence agencies, and the National Guard all suffered breakdowns.
The report also contends that Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick was attacked with bear spray, despite prosecutors telling a federal judge that they believe he was instead only hit with pepper spray.
The 99-page, bipartisan inquiry, Examining the U.S. Capitol Attack: A Review of the Security, Planning, and Response Failures on January 6, was released by Democratic Sen. Gary Peters and Republican Sen. Rob Portman of the Homeland Security Committee and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of the Rules Committee, laying out the “security, planning, and response failures related to the violent and unprecedented attack on January 6th.”
“Rioters, attempting to disrupt the Joint Session of Congress, broke into the Capitol building, vandalized and stole property, and ransacked offices. They attacked members of law enforcement and threatened the safety and lives of our nation’s elected leaders,” the Senate report stated. “Tragically, seven individuals, including three law enforcement officers, ultimately lost their lives.”
Capitol Police announced Sicknick, 42, died on Jan. 7, one day after rioters broke into the Capitol as lawmakers counted electoral votes to affirm President Joe Biden's victory over former President Donald Trump.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, led by Francisco Diaz, told the Washington Examiner in April that Sicknick’s “cause of death” was “acute brainstem and cerebellar infarcts due to acute basilar artery thrombosis" (a stroke), and the “manner of death” was “natural.” The medical examiner said Sicknick was sprayed with a chemical substance at about 2:20 p.m. on Jan. 6, collapsed at the Capitol at about 10 p.m., and was transported by emergency services to a local hospital. He died at about 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 7. Diaz told the Washington Post that Sicknick died after suffering two strokes, did not suffer an allergic reaction to chemical irritants, and bore no evidence of either external or internal injuries, but he contended that “all that transpired played a role in his condition.“
The medical examiner’s office noted that the term “natural” is “used when a disease alone causes death” and “if death is hastened by an injury, the manner of death is not considered natural.”

In the days following the Capitol riot, Metropolitan Police officer Jeffrey Smith and Capitol Police officer Howard Liebengood both died by suicide, and the families of those officers want their deaths to be recognized as in the “line of duty.”

“Three officers lost their lives following the attack,” the new Senate report again contended. “USCP Officer Brian Sicknick, a 13-year veteran and member of the First Responder Unit, was stationed on the West Front of the Capitol, where rioters attacked him with bear spray. Officer Sicknick passed away at 9:30 p.m. on January 7. Officer Howard Liebengood, a 16-year veteran of USCP, died on January 9. Officer Jeffrey Smith, a 12-year veteran of MPD, died on January 15.”

To make their claim that Sicknick was attacked with bear spray, the senators cited a March article from the New York Times, but despite DOJ press releases and court documents hinting that bear spray was used against Sicknick, prosecutors have since walked this back.


Bipartisan Senate report on Capitol riot claims three police officers died
New Senate Report Reveals Major Security Breakdowns Leading Up to Capitol Riot | EWTN News Nightly
A new Senate report reveals major security breakdowns took place ahead of the January 6th attack on the Capitol. It finds rioters had posted several violent threats online in the days and weeks leading up to the attack, but government agencies failed to act. The bipartisan report was conducted by the Senate Homeland Security and Rules Committees. The report shows intelligence officials really struggled with how to tell the difference between real threats and protected political speech. The 127 page report pieces together multiple warnings of violence that were poorly circulated and largely went unheeded by top leaders in several agencies, including the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. The report shows how people shared online maps of tunnels in the Capitol and made statements days before the riot. Intelligence is faulted throughout the report. It states that a Capitol police intelligence unit "did not convey the full scope of known information to USCP leadership, rank-and-file officers, or law enforcement partners." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's confident the necessary changes will be made and does not believe a January 6th commission needs to take place. Capitol Hill Correspondent, Erik Rosales reports
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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A new bipartisan Senate report on the Capitol riot contends that seven individuals, including three police officers, “ultimately lost their lives” as a result of the siege on Jan. 6, as the investigation concluded the Capitol Police, intelligence agencies, and the National Guard all suffered breakdowns.
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SPC Michael Terrell
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This is just now being reported? Were they all killed with fire extinguishers, or were they murdered like that Veteran?
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I think I heard one was a Heart Attack. Don't know about the other two.
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PVT Mark Zehner
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What really makes me mad is the thousands of officers attacked every day and killed and not a word from politicans or the media! Politicians and the media are both a waste of oxygen!
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