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FBI told state police not to wear body cameras for 2016 stop of refuge occupation leaders
2018-02-05
[OregonLive] Prosecutors say witness testimony, audio and video evidence, plus bullet trajectory analysis yielded one conclusion: FBI agent W. Joseph Astarita lied about firing two shots at the truck of refuge occupation spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum in 2016 after he swerved into a snowbank.

The information is detailed in a 32-page government response to Astarita's motion to dismiss the federal indictment against him. He's pleaded not guilty to three counts of making false statements and two counts of obstruction of justice. Astarita's lawyer claimed the indictment was based on "junk science.''

The government response also reveals that Oregon State Police SWAT troopers at the scene, ordinarily required to wear body cameras, didn't that day at the request of the FBI. The FBI did obtain video from FBI surveillance planes flying above the scene.

State police detectives also normally record interviews of officers who might be involved in a shooting, but they didn't that night when questioning the FBI Hostage Rescue Team members, again at the FBI's request. A follow-up interview with the hostage team members also came with unusual conditions, prosecutors note.
Is a post-Reno purge in order?
Posted by:Anomalous Sources

#4  Greg Choa (a.k.a. Jefe101) since you are a liberal journalist who supports the extreme leftist agenda then nothing less than supporting the murder of American citizens is expected from cockroaches like you.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056   2018-02-05 22:55  

#3  Wo wo. You mean in OR the state and local police complied with a Federal agency request and worked in tandem with Federal agents to enforce the law? I guess that only works with citizens.
Posted by: Jefe101   2018-02-05 20:13  

#2  More rot at the FBI, where they support the Deep State and ruin or kill anyone that threatens it
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891   2018-02-05 15:20  

#1  It was a premeditated FBI assassination of an occupation leader. They wanted no video of their hit on the rancher.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056   2018-02-05 00:57  

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