The FBI released a new video late Thursday showing one of the men who has been occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge reach for his jacket pocket before he was shot and killed by police.
The footage from an FBI surveillance plane was taken after Robert “LaVoy” Finicum sped away from a traffic stop where the group’s leader Ammon Bundy was arrested, according to FBI special agent in charge Greg Bretzing.
Finicum, a rancher from Arizona who acted as a spokesman for the occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was armed when he was stopped by police and killed on Tuesday afternoon.
“We want to do what we can to lay out an honest and unfiltered view of what happened and how it happened,” Bretzing told reporters.
The video shows a truck speeding toward a roadblock and hitting a snow bank.
Bretzing narrated the video and said that Finicum then got out of the truck.
The video appears to show the individual that got out of the truck reaching into his pocket. Bretzing said Finicum had a loaded handgun in his pocket and he “on at least two occasions” reached his right hand toward the pocket inside his jacket.
The video then shows the man being shot by officers. Bretzing told reporters that Oregon State Troopers fatally shot Finicum after he reached toward his pocket.
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