Court Upholds Domestic Drone Use in Arrest of American Citizen
Posted on August 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM EST
A North Dakota court has preliminarily upheld the¬†first-ever use of an unmanned drone¬†to assist in the arrest of an American citizen.
A judge denied a request to dismiss charges Wednesday against Rodney Brossart, a man arrested last year after a 16-hour standoff with police at his Lakota, N.D., ranch.¬†Brossart’s lawyer¬†argued that law enforcement’s “warrantless use of [an] unmanned military-like surveillance aircraft” and “outrageous governmental conduct” warranted dismissal of the case, according to court documents obtained by¬†U.S. News.