Skip to comments.Justice Department spent nearly $5M on drones
Posted on 09/26/2013 6:55:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Departments internal watchdog said Thursday.
The disclosure came in a new report by the Justice Departments inspector general, Michael Horowitz, who revealed that the department also has awarded $1.26 million to at least seven local police departments and nonprofit organization for drones.
In addition, the IG said another Justice Department component, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, plans to use drones to support future operations. To date, the ATF has spent almost $600,000, the IG report stated.
From 2004 to May 2013, the Justice Department spent almost $5 million on the unmanned aircraft.
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$5 million? The govt doesn’t even calculate to that decimal place anymore....
I had no idea Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s salary was that high.
That’s chump change. DHS bought 8 Predator B models. Those are something like 15 million a piece with all the support equipment. The first one was crashed by a contract pilot who failed to follow a check list and inadvertently shut off the engine.
What the hell does the Justice Dept. need drones for anyway?
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