Disturbing new footage has emerged of the fatal encounter between Oregon Standoff protester Lavoy Finicum and law enforcement officers.
The newly released footage shows two camera angles synced together. One is the video released by the FBI and the other is cell phone footage taken by passengers in the car.
This is the complete video as posted by the Bundys, the fateful final moments start at 5:15 into the video with what appears to be shots fired by law enforcement officers into the vehicle as it approached a roadblock.
According to local media reports:
An FBI agent is suspected of lying about firing twice at Robert “LaVoy” Finicum and may have gotten help from four other FBI agents in covering up afterward, authorities revealed Tuesday.
The bullets didn’t hit Finicum and didn’t contribute to his death, but now all five unnamed agents, part of an elite national unit, are under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. Inspector General Michael Horowitz is leading the independent inquiry.
The remarkable disclosure came as a team of local investigators released findings that two state troopers shot Finicum three times in the back during the chaotic scene at a police roadblock Jan. 26. One bullet pierced his heart, an autopsy showed.
A prosecutor ruled the fatal shooting was legally justified, saying state law allows use of deadly force when officers believe a person is about to seriously injure or kill someone. Finicum kept moving his hands toward a pocket that contained a loaded handgun. Although he was shot
from behind, Finicum had a trooper in front of him armed with a Taser who was thought to be in danger.
A post to the Bundy Ranch Facebook page reads:
BREAKING! Massive cover up. — First shots fired before they stopped. Goverment lied, patriots told the truth! LaVoy sacrificed himself to save others #JusticeForLaVoy #HandsUpDontShoot SHARE EVERYWHERE!
Harney Sheriff, David Ward – Treason.
Deschutes Sheriff, Shayne Nelson – Treason.
Governor Kate Brown – Treason.
Oregon State Police – Treason.
FBI – Treason.
Audio forensics have been ran on this video to make the audio more clear.
Does this change your opinion of the shooting of LaVoy Finicum by state and federal officials?