Shawn is Projects Editor at the public records intelligence site MuckRock.com (@MuckRock)
Articles by Shawn Musgrave
The FBI insists that it uses drone technology to conduct surveillance in “very limited circumstances.” What those particular circumstances are remain a mystery.
After a public backlash, the Seattle PD said it would return its drones. It hasn't.
Officials nationwide continue to drag their heels whenever possible when it comes to releasing drone details.
Even the Bureau's redaction artists slip up every once in awhile.
The bureau is withholding basic information about its unmanned surveillance capabilities, including details that have already been published.
Documents released to Motherboard and MuckRock indicate that local government agencies, like police in Newport News, are considering unmanned balloons as surveillance tools.
Lincoln now joins such like-minded cities as Syracuse and Charlottesville in getting out ahead of the law enforcement drone trend.
Just as the FBI struggled to count its drone inventory, the Defense Department now claims incompetence to track down its own data.
Newly released documents show the FBI hoped to avoid audit scrutiny.
Such testing is key to creating the rules that will allow commercial drones to fly in American skies.