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WV Man Accused in Death of DC Police Officer During Capitol Riot Pleads Not Guilty

April 13th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Morgantown restaurant owner accused in the January 6 assault of three U.S. Capitol police officers, including one who later died, has pled not guilty to the charges.

During a court appearance, George Tanios also asked for a jury trial, while he continues to pursue bond that could allow him to stay out of jail as he awaits trial.

Tanios is one of two suspects accused of using pepper spray against officers while other rioters at the Capitol tried to push past a bicycle rack barrier.

Officer Brian Sicknick collapsed after being attacked during the riot and later died at a hospital. The cause of his death has not been released.