Greg McNeal speaks on “Governmental Use of Drones” at International Municipal Lawyers Association Conference

September 30, 2016 — Professor Gregory S. McNeal speaks today on a panel titled Governmental Use of Drones: A Practical Look at their Use by Municipalities and Related Fourth Amendment Implications at the 81st Annual International Municipal Lawyers Association Conference.  The conference is being held September 28 – October 2 in San Diego.

From the IMLA conference program:

The first part of this presentation address Riverside County’s (CA) Certificate of Authorization from the FAA and its test program to enhance the County’s ability to direct critical resources towards saving lives during search and rescue missions. The sec­ond part of this presentation will discuss the future of aerial surveillance law in an era of drones. Fo­cusing on 4th Amendment issues, data retention, transparency, and accountability measures.

The complete program may be found at

More information about the conference may be found at