Widow of slain federal wildlife refuge occupier plans to sue

Oregon police and two FBI agents could face a lawsuit from the widow of an Arizona rancher who took part in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation and was killed in a confrontation with authorities.

California-based attorney Brian Claypool told the Oregonian/OregonLive (http://bit.ly/2bv2c13) that Jeanette Finicum and the family are definitely pursuing a lawsuit.

Prosecutors determined Oregon State Police officers were justified in firing at Robert "LaVoy" Finicum.

Claypool says evidence shows shots were fired contrary to statements made during the investigation.

The Department of Justice is investigating whether an agent lied about firing two shots that did not hit Finicum and if four others worked to hide it later.

Claypool said a press conference is planned for September.

He also represents Ryan Bundy in his case related to the occupation.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com