On Friday, an individual identifying himself as a former 23-year Indiana sheriff’s deputy told Steve Quayle that LaVoy Finicum was murdered by law enforcement authorities “for sure.”
The unidentified former deputy said Finicum appears to have been tased before being shot to death.
“If you look close, Lavoy Finicum was shot from the left by a policeman with a Tazer before he was shot with anything else,” the deputy said. “He was shot and killed laying on the ground after being rendered helpless on the ground from the wire fired Tazer.”
He added: “I have an extra large computer screen and it is unmistakable. If you follow the short sleeved uniform policeman you can even see him pulling in the wires of the Tazer as he walks toward the road. Murdered for sure.”
Questions have arisen since the FBI released what it called the complete, unedited video of the incident captured by a drone. It is clear from the video that Finicum did not charge officers as some claimed, nor was he brandishing a firearm as he got out of the vehicle.
At one point in the video, he is seen reaching toward his left side. Some have said he was reaching for a weapon, but previous photos showed him with a holstered revolver (not a semi-automatic pistol) on his right hip — not his left. (Note: As one commenter observed, Finicum has been photographed with a shoulder holster. It’s not clear from the video, however, if he was wearing such a holster when he was shot and killed.)
Unfortunately, the aerial video does not provide all the information necessary to make that determination.
As we have said before, this story is far from over.
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