OREGON STANDOFF: THE PRE-TRIAL FIGHT FOR FBI AGENT ACCUSED OF LYING WHEN HE SHOT AT LAVOY FINICUM

nextrushfree.blogspot.com | 1/26/2016 | York Report
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The defense lawyers and prosecutors are trying to get what they want in and out of the upcoming trial of FBI Agent W. Joseph Astarita, accused of lying about two shots he fired moments before Oregon State Police killed Oregon Standoff protester LaVoy Finicum on January 26, 2016.

A federal judge ruled last week that prosecutors won't have to share records on three earlier shootings involving an Oregon State Police SWAT trooper.

Defense - Lawyers - Oregon - Trooper - Shots

Defense lawyers want to argue that it was the Oregon trooper who fired the two shots Astarita is accused of lying about and they had hoped to use records of previous shooting incidents to make a case for their argument.

The prosecutors gave the defense the trooper's training records, but don't have to provide the additional information.

Defense - Lawyers - Prosecution - Disappearance - Emails

Defense lawyers have asked that the prosecution not be allowed to mention disappearance of emails and text messages among the five member FBI Hostage Rescue Team unit Astarita was part of.

A Department of Justice Office of Inspector General special agent said that while the emails and...
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