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Video Shows Another Angle Of Lavoy Finicum Shooting: FBI Agents Under Investigation

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:41:17 Z)

FBI agents on the scene of the fatal shooting of Robert "Savoy" Finicum, one of the protesters at a Oregon wildlife refuge, are under investigation for misconduct, according to the Oregonian newspaper.

The revelation comes as the Deschutes County Sheriff released a new video from the dash cam in a patrol car at the shooting scene. The video above has been synchronized with the FBI's previously-released aerial video of the incident.

The Oregonian 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.".

"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."

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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