Drone Photographer Cleared of Unlawful Surveillance of Hospital

ULSTER, N.Y. (AP) -

A 50-year-old Hudson Valley man was found not guilty on Monday on charges he unlawfully shot surveillance video and photo with a drone-mounted camera on a medical office building.

David Beesmer was arrested by state police last July for taking footage of the new Mid-Hudson Medical Group building in Ulster. He said he knew his drone camera would not be able to see through the building’s tinted windows. He had brought his mother to a doctor’s appointment and while  waiting for her flew his drone to take videos of the structure.