Prosecutors pursue Kyle Rittenhouse via aerial footage


At his 2021 trial, prosecutors used previously-unseen infrared footage from FBI airplane surveillance at 9,000 feet to attempt to show that 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse chased one of the two people he later claimed to have shot in self-defence. Rittenhouse travelled from his home in Illinois to Wisconsin to join a protest following the 2020 police shooting of Jacob Blake. Aerial surveillance of people in public places is legal in the US, but illegal if directed at a single person for an extended period of time. Rittenhouse pleaded not guilty and was eventually acquitted.

Writer: Jade Bremner
Publication: The Independent
Publication date: 2021-11-14

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