Wednesday, June 28, 2017

W. Joseph Astarita

W. Joseph Astarita...now we know his name.  This is the man who shot Ryan Bundy.
Case 3:17-cr-00226-JO Document 1 Filed 06/20/17 Page 1 – 5
THE GRAND JURY CHARGES:
INTRODUCTORY ALLEGATIONS
At all times relevant to this Indictment:
1. Defendant W. JOSEPH ASTARITA was a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and a member of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).
2. The FBI had a policy in place requiring that the Bureau’s Shooting Incident
Response Team investigates all agent-involved shooting incidents. Defendant W. JOSEPH ASTARITA was aware of that policy.
3. On January 26, 2016, defendant W. JOSEPH ASTARITA was one of a number of FBI agents assigned to the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney
County, Oregon, who were tasked with attempting to apprehend certain members and leaders of the occupation, including Robert La Voy Finnicum and Ryan Bundy, as they traveled from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Grant County, Oregon.

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