Shawn is Projects Editor at the public records intelligence site MuckRock.com (@MuckRock)
Articles by Shawn Musgrave
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.
The CBP finally released docs about its San Diego crash, but they don't include what its Predator was doing.
The FBI insists that it uses drone technology to conduct surveillance in “very limited circumstances.” What those particular circumstances are remain a mystery.