IG: Air Guard intel planes surveilled seven George Floyd protests without proper authorization

Posted on AllSides August 21st, 2020
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The Air Force’s Office of Inspector General faulted the Air National Guard for how it conducted seven RC-26B reconnaissance flights over public demonstrations following the death of George Floyd in early June.

In an August report of investigation, obtained Friday by Air Force Times from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the IG said the National Guard Bureau didn’t get proper permission to use reconnaissance planes in law enforcement matters.

Although some members of Congress expressed concern that the flights may have collected personal information on American citizens, the...

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