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Bundy family, supporters file criminal complaints against BLM

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Bundy family, supporters file criminal complaints against BLM

By Bryan Callahan. CREATED May 2, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Cliven Bundy and his supporters arrived at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters on Friday.

They said they're set on making the Bureau of Land Management pay for rustling their cattle.

Bundy blames the BLM for assault, blocking access to public lands and threatening to fire on unarmed citizens.

About two to three-dozen Bundy family members and supporters filed criminal complaints against the BLM on Friday.

They gathered around 10 a.m. and held a brief press conference, detailing all of their struggles over the past few weeks in their ongoing battle with the BLM over their federal order to remove trespassing cattle.

Many of the complaints are specifically related to the actions during that roundup between April 5 and April 12.

At the press conference, Ammon Bundy specifically referenced the alleged assault caught on cell phone video, when he ended up getting tasered.

Police said many of the criminal complaints will be forwarded to the district attorney's office for review on whether they will pursue any actual charges.

The BLM responded to the Bundy complaints by saying, "We welcome Mr. Bundy's new interest in the American legal system."

Bryan Callahan

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Bryan Callahan joined the Action News team as a general assignment reporter in August of 2013.