From the PostMillennial. After running with a story from anonymous sources that Officer Brian Sicknick had been bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher which lead to his death, the New York has issued a retraction.
The New York Times issued a correction on Sunday after it was revealed that the Capitol police officer who they reported had been killed by supporters of former President Donald Trump after being bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher actually died of a different cause.
“UPDATE: New information has emerged regarding the death of the Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick that questions the initial cause of his death provided by officials close to the Capitol Police,” the Times wrote.
“Law enforcement officials initially said Mr. Sicknick was struck with a fire extinguisher, but weeks later, police sources and investigators were at odds over whether he was hit,” the story now reads. “Medical experts have said he did not die of blunt force trauma, according to one law enforcement official.”PostMillennial, “New York Times retracts claim that Capitol police officer was killed by Trump supporter with fire extinguisher”, February 14, 2021
Investigators have found no evidence of trauma sustained by blows to the head, and nobody has been arrested in connection to Sicknick’s alleged murder.
In fact, Sicknick had returned to his job after the Capitol riot, and texted his brother that aside from being pepper sprayed twice, he was otherwise “in good shape.”PostMillennial, “New York Times retracts claim that Capitol police officer was killed by Trump supporter with fire extinguisher”, February 14, 2021
Investigators are still looking into what may have caused Officer Sicknick’s death.
It turns out the only bludgeoning done in regards to this story was done by the media, which ran with and used the NY Times story to beat the protesters of January 6th over the head with it, blaming the officer’s death on them.