STANDOFF

Oregon Militiaman’s Wife to Sue FBI

The wife of an Oregon militia member who was killed after a month-long standoff with federal authorities in Janurary plans to sue the FBI over her husband’s death. Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was killed after he an a number of heavily armed ranchers took over a wildlife building in eastern Oregon, in protest over land rights. FBI agents shot him during a chase, in which agents say Finicum reached for his gun. His wife Jeanette says the killing was unjustified, and that agents escalated the situation. Her lawyer is also representing members of the standoff who were arrested and jailed at its conclusion.