Prosecutors in the Kenosha shooter trial withheld evidence from the defense that was ‘at the center of their case,’ only sharing the high-definition drone video footage on which they have hung their prosecution after the trial had concluded
The defense team of Kyle Rittenhouse filed a motion on Monday asking for a mistrial due to prosecutorial misconduct. It appears Judge Bruce Schroeder will not address the issue until the jury is finished deliberating.
The defense’s motion to declare the case a mistrial with prejudice was filed before closing arguments were made on Monday. Members of the jury started their deliberation process on Tuesday morning and are expected to again deliberate Wednesday.
Rittenhouse’s attorneys accused prosecutors of providing them with drone a recording that had a lower resolution than the one the state possesses. The prosecution argued that the footage allegedly shows Rittenhouse pointing his weapon at a bystander, which provoked the shooting.
Rittenhouse’s lawyers alleged that they only obtained the higher-quality clip from prosecutors on Saturday after their testimony concluded.
“The video footage has been at the center of this case,” the defense motion said. “The failure to provide the same quality footage in this particular case is intentional and clearly prejudices the defendant.”
Their mistrial motion also made reference to prosecutor Thomas Binger’s comments last week when he made reference to Rittenhouse not speaking to police after he was arrested. Schroeder last week admonished Binger over the move, claiming that he imperiled Rittenhouse’s Fifth Amendment right to remain silent
Lawyers for Rittenhouse filed their motion for mistrial with prejudice based on this and several other grounds. According to a motion filed today by the defense, ‘The problem is the prosecution gave the defense a compressed version of the video’
Video provided to the defense vs. the prosecution’s copy:
Video Provided To The Defense Vs. The Prosecution's Copy pic.twitter.com/TIB1DsZb0G
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) November 17, 2021
Binger and Lunchbox ADMITTED in court they had a different version of the drone video:
Indeed, they are not bright. https://t.co/WlWRwrf5pd
— 💫Queen of Seventeen 1️⃣7️⃣🥃❤️🇺🇲✝️ (@AreYouAwaQe) November 17, 2021
Judge says he wants to take testimony under oath about the compressed video given to the defense:
BREAKING: Judge says he wants to take testimony under oath about the compressed video given to the defense
— Jacek Posobiec 🇺🇸🇵🇱 (@JackPosobiec) November 17, 2021
Tensions flared between protesters surrounding the courthouse where Rittenhouse’s trial is taking place as jury deliberations began.
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