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Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich defends deputy in video

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Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is speaking out tonight after more video was released of one of his deputies defending the use of armored vehicles.  Knezovich says his deputy had a poor choice of words, but says he doesn't see any reason for an apology.

The Infowars video shows conversations between a woman and several Spokane deputies.

It's shot at a charity event where kids can learn about armored vehicles and ask the deputies questions about their line of work. Infowars says the woman who shot the video wants to remain anonymous.

When she asks one of the deputies what kind of situation in the United States would require the use of these armored vehicles, he says there are constitutionalists and people that stockpile weapons, who have weapons here locally.

The clip has gone viral.

State Representative Matt Shea has demanded that Sheriff Knezovich apologize, but Knezovich says he's not going to, and he is disappointed that his department and deputies have been accused of targeting constitutionalists.

"These people that are out there doing the job, the deputies, the military, they put their lives on the line every day. We took an oath to the constitution of the United States that we take very dearly. It's a sacred thing. And for anybody to say that we don't, you've never taken that oath then," said Sherrif Knezovich.

1. Infowars Full video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwGjOY_Cq7s#t=281

2. Shea speaking out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQoEYrhh1_k

3. Sheriff's Full Response: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEFKhJHfy_k

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