A police officer who was injured as rioters stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC has died.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump are confronted by Capitol Police officers outside the Senate chamber inside the Capitol building in Washington on January 6, 2021.
He died after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in an attempt to overturn America's presidential election and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.
Diaz said the case is now being reviewed by the Office of Police Accountability.
The Associated Press has reported that law enforcement sources say Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher as supporters of President Donald Trump violently invaded the Capitol building after a Trump rally nearby.
His death is being investigated by Capitol Police and the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch.
Likewise, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the attack on the Capitol was "an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president", and Mr Trump must not stay in office "one day" longer.
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In a statement on Twitter Friday morning, US Senator John Barrasso said whoever is responsible for Snicknick's death must be held accountable. A native of South River, N.J., Sicknick served in the New Jersey Air National Guard and went on to a law enforcement career, which his family said was his lifelong dream.
New shocking video has surfaced from the Wednesday siege on the Capitol building showing a rioter drag an officer from the police line and into the mob of violent protesters.
Howard Liebengood, a 15-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police, died Saturday off of duty, according to the force.
The statement continued: "I implore Morgan graduates and members of the Morgan family around the world to join me in a full show of support".
"The entire USCP department expresses its deepest sympathies to Officer Sicknick's family and friends on their loss, and mourns the loss of a friend and colleague".