FBI Spent Over 3 Million on Drone Operations

Ad Feedback

A new report from the Justice Department's Inspector General reveals the FBI has spent more than $3 million on drone operations since 2006.

Some civil liberties groups say domestic drone use invades people's privacy. But the Inspector General's report found the FBI only operated drones after getting all of the required approval.

In a letter sent to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the FBI revealed it had used drones 10 times since 2006 for surveillance in kidnappings, search and rescue missions, and drug and fugitive investigations.

Among them was the standoff with Jimmy Lee Dykes, who was shot to death after holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker in Alabama.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives also plans to start using drones to support future operations.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.