Cross-posted from NBC’s My News 4 Reno
WRITTEN BY BROOKE BOONE
The debate is far from over if the Bureau of Land Management’s roundup of wild horses is abuse.
Friday’s BLM internal review found no violations, but that could just be the first of many reviews.
White Pine County District Attorney Kelly Brown says, he “wasn’t able to determine looking at the video where it was shot, when it was shot or what the context really was.” He says he has seen the video, reportedly from the Antelope Complex roundup that’s taking place in White Pine and Elko counties… But, the video alone is not enough for him to take action.
Brown says, “We only have jurisdiction over matters that happen in White Pine County, and I have nothing to show this was in White Pine County.”
Deniz Bolbol, a spokesperson for the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is the woman behind the camera. Bolbol is the one who captured the images that has led to numerous questions and investigations. She was not happy with the BLM’s internal investigation clearing the agency and their contractor of any wrong… But, was not surprised.
“What do you expect? You have to look at who’s on the panel and some folks on the panel are in charge of the roundup.” Bolbol said she would be sending an affidavit to both the DA and Sheriff’s offices in White Pine County, stating the “action took place in White Pine County just below the Elko County line.”