The FBI released to the public today a video recorded on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 of the FBI and OSP law enforcement action to bring into custody the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers.

The FBI description on YouTube follows:

This is the complete video footage of a joint FBI and Oregon State Police traffic stop and OSP officer-involved shooting of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. This footage, which has only been edited to blur out aircraft information, was taken by the FBI on 01/26/2016 and released by the FBI on 01/28/2016.

At 26 minutes and 20 seconds the video shows Finicum shot to death. Although the footage was taken from the air, it plainly shows Finicum with his hands up. He then appears to reach inside his jacket and is shot by two OSP officers.

From a write-up on the video posted by Disinfo:

Agents and troopers on scene had information that Finicum and others would be armed. On at least two occasions, Finicum reaches his right hand toward a pocket on the left inside portion of his jacket. He did have a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun in that pocket.

Previous reports stated Finicum charged the officers. This is clearly not the case. It was also reported he was on the ground and this is also not true.

The corporate media spun the story by stating there was a “shoot-out” during the apprehension. The video shows this not to be the case.

A full write-up can be found here.

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