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Prosecutors release video of Capitol officer Brian Sicknick being sprayed by rioters

Prosecutors release video of Capitol officer Brian Sicknick being sprayed by rioters
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Federal prosecutors this week released new video of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick being sprayed by rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, The Washington Post reported.

The footage, released by prosecutors on Wednesday, shows Sicknick with other police officers trying to restrain members of the mob attempting to enter the Capitol.

A rioter then sprays Sicknick with the chemical substance, after which the officer backs away. Footage then shows the officer trying to wash out his eyes with a bottle of water, according to the Post.

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Authorities say Sicknick, 42, suffered two strokes and died of natural causes a day after the riot.

The released footage was played in court during the trial of Julian Elie Khater and George Pierre Tanios, two men accused of assaulting Sicknick.

Kanter, 32, and Tanios, 39, face charges of assault on a federal officer with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to impede or injure an officer and other related counts.

Sicknick was one of five people who died amid the Jan. 6 riot, when pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol trying to stop Congress's certification of President BidenJoe BidenCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Manchin, Biden huddle amid talk of breaking up T package Overnight Energy: 5 takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline attack | Colonial aims to 'substantially' restore pipeline operations by end of week | Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE's electoral win.

The FBI has been probing the use of chemical irritants during the riot, and The New York Times last month reported on videos showing the moments Sicknick was attacked and sprayed.