Shortly after Oregon protester LaVoy Finicum was gunned down in a snow bank in January, the government quickly came out to disavow involvement in the shooting and to say they were there in advisory roles only.
It was revealed by the Oregonian, that the FBI’s aggressive Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) was on the ground and fired shots in the event that led to the death of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum.
Finicum was an Arizona rancher and father of eleven who deployed to Oregon to occupy a federal wildlife refuge with the Bundy family.
The agents involved in the shooting are now under investigation for lying about their involvement in the shooting and covering up evidence that implicated them in the shooting.
The FBI also claimed that Finicum was shot after he reached for a gun in his jacket, yet the autopsy proved that the rancher was shot three times in the back.
A recently released video from inside of Finicum’s truck also prove that the shooting by government authorities began well before LaVoy exited the truck.
The FBI is claiming they fired four shots during the event. Finicum had been shot nine times and dozens of additional rounds were fired at the other occupants of the vehicle.
President Obama has remained silent on the issue as has his attorney general, Loretta Lynch.