Officer's killing being investigated

A U.S. Capitol Police officer died a day after trying to fend off a mob entering the Capitol on Jan. 6.

North America’s Building Trades Unions announced a $100,000 reward for the arrest of suspects involved in the killing of a police officer at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

NABTU’s governing board of presidents is issuing the reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone responsible for the killing of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick during Jan. 6's attempt to stop the certification of votes declaring President-elect Joe Biden the winner of November's presidential election.

Those with information are asked to send it to reward@nabtu.org. All emails are confidential, according to a news release from the group, which is an alliance of 14 national and international unions in the building and construction industry that collectively represent over 3 million skilled craft professionals in the United States and Canada.

If there are multiple claimants, the reward will be shared in amounts to be determined by NABTU. This reward offer expires on March 1.

On Jan. 7, U.S. Capitol Police announced that Sicknick had died of injuries he suffered while "physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed," according to the police department. Sicknick had been hospitalized since then. His killing is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the Capitol Police and our federal agencies.

Four other deaths were reported, including one woman who was shot by Capitol Police after she and numerous others got inside the Capitol, forcing Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. lawmakers and staff to flee for safety. The melee followed a Save America March that featured President Donald Trump and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani casting doubt on the legitimacy of the Electoral College votes.  Trump told the crowd to march to the Capitol. 

Once order was restored, Congress certified Biden's win. 

National Association of Manufacturers immediately called on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would replace Trump before the official Jan. 20 transition of power. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued a similar statement, with Pelosi saying later that Pence had not returned a phone call regarding the manner. 

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