Shawn is Projects Editor at the public records intelligence site MuckRock.com (@MuckRock)
Articles by Shawn Musgrave
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.
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.