Monday, February 5, 2018

FBI told state police not to wear body cameras for 2016 stop of refuge occupation leaders

Via Knuckledraggin' My Life Away

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.''

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