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General News    H3'ed 8/24/16

Drones: Law Enforcement's Secret Eye In The Sky How Minnesota's largest county started using drones

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Residents of Minnesota’s largest county may soon notice police drones whizzing around overhead. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO with a serious lack of oversight regarding its use. Law enforcement officials used the drone to collect evidence without first obtaining a warrant, and they  still fail to explain the full scope of the program.The county sheriff’s office maintains that the drone will only be used for search and rescue missions, like the one in May, but it seems that more may be in store. Its Unmanned Aerial Systems policy currently outlines “protocols [for] data intended to be used as evidence” and “[facilitates] law enforcement access to images and data captured by the UAS.” Such language raises concerns about police surveillance through drones and leaves more questions than answers about a program that has largely remained in the dark.

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