Shawna Cox, who was imprisoned last month during the militant takeover at a federal reserve in Oregon, sued federal officials on Wednesday, accusing them of victimizing herself and her compatriots.
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“I am asking for criminal and civil penalties for the perpetrators that subjected me and my witnesses to the crimes I have identified herein,” the lawsuit explained. “I Claim I and the others involved in these actions have suffered damages from the works of the devil in excess of $666,666,666,666.66.”
Cox makes referrals in the suit to her present indictment on federal conspiracy charges subsequent her Jan. 26 arrest, saying that she expects to ask jurors to go after criminal and civil charges against state and federal officials who were “involved in the ambush that attempted to execute myself and others and executed Lavoy Finicum.”
She was released from jail on Feb. 1 and has stated that law enforcement officials murdered Finicum. Nevertheless, the FBI later unveiled footage displaying Finicum reaching for a weapon twice before being shot and killed.
Her suit also accuses Harney County Sheriff David Ward and state Sen. Cliff Bentz (R) of being “directly involved in terrorizing the people of Harney County with calling out their thugs and making the show of force” instead of permitting a grand jury to hear the case regarding Cox and her fellow militants.
Update, 10:37 p.m. EST: KATU-TV reported that Cox’s lawsuit was dismissed after a judge said her claims were “not cognizable in this criminal proceeding and will not be addressed in this case.”
The lawsuit can be examined in its entirety below.