Earlier today at a press conference in Oregon, the Deschutes County Sheriff briefed the results of his office’s Major Incident Team’s investigation into the shooting of LaVoy Finicum by Oregon State Police on 26 January 2016. The investigation determined that the shooting of Mr. Finicum was justified and that he was shot three times. Much of the new information and evidence presented today came from video that Shawna Cox took from inside Mr. Finicum’s truck, information that contradicts statements that she and the other passenger’s in the truck have been making since Mr. Finicum was shot.
What is strange is that the forensic investigation determined that, despite their statements to the contrary, one member of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) fired two shots at Mr. Finicum’s vehicle, one of which lodged in the truck’s roof. The five HRT members on site in Oregon on 26 January are now being reinterviewed and a determination will be made by Federal authorities as to what charges, if any, will be brought against them for giving false and/or inaccurate statements made by the HRT members during the investigation.
Below is the video of today’s press conference in its entirety (h/t: RawStory). This includes the previously released FBI aerial surveillance video of the events of 26 January with Ms. Cox’s video overlaid on the FBI’s surveillance video. On the video you can clearly hear Mr. Finicum threatening law enforcement and making threatening statements about what would happen if they didn’t stand down.