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Oregon House Votes to Shield State Officer That Killed Wildlife Refuge Standoff Spokesman

February 19, 2016  | 

The Oregon House passed a bill last week to shield the identity of the officer who killed Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum.

In a bipartisan vote, the House approved legislation that would let a judge bar for 90 days the disclosure of an officer's name who uses deadly force. It passed 55-3, and now heads to the Senate, OregonLive reports.

The bill came at the request of Oregon State Police Superintendent Richard Evans, Jr., who told a Democratic lawmaker that he has received death threats against the officer who shot Finicum last month. Police haven't identified the officer, citing an ongoing investigation.


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