Police Use of Drones Leads to Arrest of North Dakota Farmer
July 30, 2012 - 11:21 am
From a Minneapolis Star-Tribune account last week:
…a Predator drone led to the arrests of farmer Rodney Brossart and five members of his family last year after a dispute over a neighbor’s six lost cows on his property escalated into a 16-hour standoff with police.
It is one of the first reported cases in the nation where an unmanned drone was used to assist in the arrest of a U.S. citizen on his own property…
Many more cases are likely to follow, in areas that include drug enforcement, child welfare and environmental regulation. Warns the ACLU in a report issued in December …