Jeffries Claims 5 Cops Died “As A Result Of’ Jan. 6 Riot

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At a glance

  • House Democratic leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries repeated a controversial claim on Friday that multiple police officers died as a result of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, an allegation that cites both suicides and natural deaths as fatalities in connection with the incident.
  • That often-repeated figure classifies Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick’s stroke on Jan. 6 and death the following day as a death related to the riot.
  • Four other police officers who responded to the riot died by suicide in the months following the incident.

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