In response to a public records request by Mike Best, the Ohio State Highway Patrol released a huge collection of photos and video taken during their deployment at Standing Rock. While a large amount were culled from protestor’s social media accounts, a separate .zip file contains official police records. These provide a previously unseen perspective on the size and scope of the protest …
including this panoramic shot which confirms that a sniper was deployed on a nearby hill.
However, a handful of photos show a familiar perspective and appear to have been taken from inside the camp.
While police infiltrating environmental protests is nothing new, it’s a rare thing to see it this up close and personal.
See the rest of the photos and video on the request page.