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LAPD Adds UAVs To Arsenal

Sep 11, 2019, 10:21 AM by Lawrence Garrett
11 September 2019
The Los Angeles Times reports that UAVs “became a permanent part of the Los Angeles Police Department’s crime-fighting arsenal Tuesday, despite opposition from privacy advocates who fear the remote-controlled aircraft will be used to spy on people.” Regulations approved by “the five-member civilian Police Commission...enshrine the drones’ use in specific situations, including active shooters, barricaded suspects and search warrants.” UAV privacy activist Michael Novick “predicted that the LAPD would expand drone usage and infringe on civil liberties.” (Image: lightweight UAV | NASA)
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