Finicum Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against FBI, BLM, Oregon State Police and Others

The family of Oregon occupation spokesman Robert “LaVoy” Finicum filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against the United States, the FBI, Oregon State Police, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Oregon’s governor and others on the second anniversary of his death.

The complaint claims Finicum was shot “assassination style” by “one or more militarized officers of the Oregon State Police and/or FBI” as he was trying to drive “across the county border” to seek the protection of Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer on Jan. 26, 2016.

The suit likened it to what happened to a North Korean soldier who was shot while running across the border last November to South Korea, though he survived.

“Finicum was deliberately executed by a pre-planned government ambush, after he had exited his vehicle with his hands up,” the complaint says.

Lawsuit Documents

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