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Precious today about the government's use of unmanned drones.
Here in the United States this week outgoing FBI director Robert Mueller.
What had been S secret surveillance program.
Today there are new reports on how the FBI.
Is using these drones that we just learned about the presence of -- country.
And of course this week she intends correspondent Catherine Herridge live in Washington -- captain and what are we learning about new documents that it would lead to some of this right.
Well thank you Martha good morning the documents were released by the FAA after stream of information act -- class.
By -- California based group the electronic frontier foundation was says it's a privacy rights group.
And the documents you see here are heavily redacted citing the sensitivity of law enforcement activities.
But they do show that the FBI has sought and received permission from the FAA.
At least four times to fly surveillance drones inside the United States you're not allowed to fly drones in domestic air space.
And -- you have FAA approval and it has been granted to law enforcement in universities.
In dozens of cases.
In a statement after director Mueller testified Wednesday.
The FBI said it used a drone during this hostage standoff in Albania Alabama last February.
-- Jimmy Lee dykes -- at five year old boy off to school bus that's standoff ended with -- death and the boy's rescue.
The newly released -- show that the FBI first formally -- the FAA for approval in 2009.
And then they subsequently got approval in 2010 and 2011 for other operations -- That's very interesting.
And some might find it you know disturbing and has -- a privacy conversations that we've been having but those -- interesting examples.
Our power was use so it it's -- a limited basis as we understand so what are the rules that they have to go through Katherine.
Well -- based on the testimony this week critics say the FBI has put the cart before the -- by using drones domestically for surveillance.
When the rules are still in development this into this exchange between director Mueller and senior Republican senator Chuck Grassley.
So instead of asking a question I think I can assume sense you do use drones.
That the FBI has developed a set of policies procedures and operational limits on the use of drones.
And and whether or not any privacy impact on American citizen.
Well -- we are in the initial stages of doing gotten I've but I will tell you that are put put it put footprint is very small.
But we also learned is that the ATF and the DEA also used drones in the you -- -- what we don't know is how many.
And whether they have rules already in place sort of like the FBI they're using drones but the rules are still in development.
Writing tail off Catherine -- interest saying.
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