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During police interview, Kyle Rittenhouse wanted his social media accounts deleted

Posted at 10:38 PM, Jan 25, 2021

ANTIOCH — Accused murderer Kyle Rittenhouse wanted police to delete his social media accounts, new video shows.

Video from the Antioch Police Department in Illinois shows Rittenhouse being interviewed by police just hours after Rittenhouse is accused of shooting and killing two people and injuring a third in Kenosha last summer. TMJ4 News obtained this video through an open records request.

After asking for a lawyer, Rittenhouse asks officers to delete his social media accounts.

"Can you guys delete my social media accounts?" Rittenhouse says in the video, as his mother sobs beside him. "Like after you guys get your warrant to go through all my sh**? Can you make sure everything like my social media is deleted?"

Those social media accounts showed Rittenhouse in the front row of a Donald Trump rally, as well as posing with weapons.

He is out of jail after posting $2 million bail, much of that paid through by public donations.

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