Stewart Rhodes Interviews Oath Keeper SWAT Officer about the LaVoy Finicum Shooting

This article, with the active audio so you can listen to the interview, is online at the Oath Keepers national website Here.

By Jason Van Tatenhove

Greg McWhirter, veteran SWAT officer, and Oath Keeper
Greg McWhirter, veteran SWAT officer, and Oath Keeper
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United States -(AmmoLand.com)- In this audio Interview Stewart Rhodes interviews Greg McWhirter, an Oath Keeper SWAT officer, about the road block and tactics used on LaVoy Finicum and the rest of the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom on that fateful night last Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

Greg gives us his expert insight into why most police departments across the country no longer use road blocks, as was used in Oregon this last week that ended with such needless bloodshed.

Greg and Stewart discuss how this barricade/roadblock was placed after a curve, which did not afford Lavoy ample time to see the barricade and stop his vehicle. Greg also covers exactly why barricading/use of roadblocks is considered deadly force and inherently dangerous and life-threatening, and why most jurisdictions in the United States considers them antiquated, and have gotten away from using them.

They also discuss the shooting itself, in detail.

Greg McWhirter has 11 years experience with the Marion County Sheriffs Office (MCSO)in Indianapolis, Indiana. He spent seven years as investigator and four years on the MCSO tactical team. He is also an Indiana Law Enforcement Academy certified instructor.

Please listen to the interview and read important details at our website: www.oathkeepers.org/9870-2.

About the Author:

Jason is the Media Director and Associate Editor for Oath Keepers. [email protected]

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Lynn
Lynn
5 years ago

35 years of law enforcement experience and it looks like he was ambushed to me. Multiply rounds fired into the vehicle with no rounds returned. No aid rendered to the down suspect. Shame on our gustopo Gov. and its leader!

Gerald Brookman
Gerald Brookman
5 years ago

Vanns40: I agree.
Jack: He was not armed? What is your proof of that statement? He’d been photographed carrying weapons during the (illegal) occupation, so why assume he wasn’t armed.
Terry: Yes. Makes sense. (Regarding cross draw.) And I agree completely with your other statements, above.
Dave Brown: The police involved were dealing with people they had reason to believe were armed and dangerous. When the driver of one of the vehicles involved chose to try to run the roadblock, the use of deadly force on the part of the law enforcement agents.

Dave Brown
Dave Brown
5 years ago

I have watched the video, and over the past year or so it has become very common to see Law Enforcement shoot because they thought the guy had a gun or was going for his gun. They have to live with that, and I mean all of them right up to the Supreme Court as they have determined the right of engagement. Now our military holds themselves to much higher standards then our Cops. Most Cops are good, but if they are trained to shoot to soon and to often, guess what, you will have a bunch of dead innocent… Read more »

Terry
Terry
5 years ago

Never heard of cross draw holsters? If you watch the video he is trying to pull his jacket up with his left so he can access the gun with his…wait for it….right hand. For me cross draws are more accessible while wearing heaving clothing than a standard waist holster. They spoke with them daily giving them time to leave property that was not theirs and they refused. They chose to do it in a remote area and not in town to prevent innocents from being injured by people who obviously do not care about anyone but themselves. You know what… Read more »

Tony
Tony
5 years ago

It’s my understanding that he was not armed. He was reacting from being shot.

Jack
Jack
5 years ago

…….not true! ……the gun was not located there! ……left side when he’s right handed! ……that was a assassination! …..twenty six years in law enforcement shows me and tells me this! ……those patriots spoke with agents daily at the refuge …..and this was how the feds handles it! …..this looks exactly the same as Waco when their leader went into town weekly and the Sheriff could have taken him anytime! ……this was expressed and the feds said NO! ……wake up!

Vanns40
Vanns40
5 years ago

Roadblock, no roadblock, right or wrong, it’s irrelevant. If you don’t run from the authorities, don’t make furtive moves toward your waistband (where a gun is later discovered) and don’t tell everyone you’ll never go to prison you most likely won’t be shot.