FBI releases video of shooting death of Oregon protester

The FBI has released a video from the Tuesday traffic stop that led to the shooting death of one of the armed protesters who had been occupying the headquarters of a federal wildlife preserve in Oregon.

The video is intended to counteract some of the contradictory accounts of what happened and give an unfiltered view of the incident.

The FBI said the video showing the death of rancher LaVoy Finicum was shot from overhead by a plane following the protesters’ vehicles – a white truck in front, and a jeep in back. Authorities said the operation lasted more than 25 minutes, but the edited eight-minute video shows the most pertinent moments.

An unedited video showcasing the entire event was also released online.

The FBI said viewing the video will be upsetting to some people, but “we feel that it is necessary to show the whole thing unedited in the interest of transparency.”