Report of Investigation (S8934P): RC-26B Operations 1-4 June 2020 [Redacted]   [open pdf - 9MB]

From the Introduction: "The Inspector General of the Air Force directed this investigation in response to SecDef [Secretary of Defense] and SecAF [Secretary of the Air Force] concerns about military surveillance activities during civil unrest responses in early June 2020, including use of Air National Guard (ANG) RC-26B aircraft. [...] This investigation examined: 1) whether or not U.S. person information was collected in violation of law or regulation by RC-26B aircraft conducting civil disturbance support operations over Minnesota, Arizona, California, and Washington, DC; 2) The multitude of overlapping authorities that govern the use and employment of National Guard assets and personnel, and proper circumstances authorized for support to civil authorities; and 3) Collateral procedural issues that came to light which could be addressed by law or policy to improve the process for civil disturbance support and response operations in the future."

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Department of the Air Force., Office of the Inspector General, Case No. S8934P
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