FBI Inspector General Releases Report on Drones

The Liberty Beat

By: Derrick Broze

According to the Justice Department’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been using drone aircraft to support law enforcement since 2006. The report from the department’s internal watchdog also highlights how the Bureau spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aerial vehicles, including $1.26 million for local police departments and non-profit organizations. The report also noted that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, plans to use drones to support future operations. The Inspector General also called for the creation of a working group to analyze current law and determine if drones need their own legal policy for use.


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