Shawn is Projects Editor at the public records intelligence site MuckRock.com (@MuckRock)
Articles by Shawn Musgrave
The NYPD's transparency office has determined, in response to three separate MuckRock requests, that any documentation regarding the NYPD's drone research does not exist or is otherwise beyond reach.
After months of delays, the FAA has finally released the list of which public agencies are flying drones in America—and which are aiming to.
The Bureau nearly cut its drone program, if not for one officials' push to cement their place in the FBI's spy kit.
Hours later, the department released additional documents showing the department considered itself immune from FAA regulation.
The San Jose Police Department has confirmed that it does indeed have a drone—it just hasn't flown yet.
Despite a mandatory process designed to mitigate privacy concerns, the question of how FBI drones may be impacting Americans' privacy rights remains unanswered.
Updated: after repeated requests for records, the San Jose Police has acknowledged that it purchased a drone for its bomb squad.
Police officials in New York won't stop talking about the potential benefits of flying drones over the city, but they aren't saying much.
They won't be used immediately, the LAPD says, but could be useful when dealing with "a hostage situation or barricaded armed suspect.”
The flight safety agency is dragging its feet on meaningful transparency around domestic drone deployments.