A North Dakota court has approved using drones to help arrest American citizens on US soil as domestic drone human rights abuses escalate.

“The whole thing is full of constitutional violations,” lawyer Bruce Quick told US News.

Quick is representing Rodney Brossart, who was arrested by using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to inspect his property.

Using a taser against Brossart was “torturous” and likened it to “water-boarding,” he said.

“UAVs have primarily been used to conduct strikes against purported militants in countries like Pakistan, but their use at home has been on the rise as of late,” reports Russia Today. District Judge Joel Medd denied a request to dismiss charges against Brossart, after law enforcement resorted to using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), according to court documents obtained by US News.

Judge Medd wrote that “there was no improper use of an unmanned aerial vehicle” and that the UAV “appears to have had no bearing on these charges being contested...”