5 things to think about as the LAPD plans to launch a drone

The LAPD plans to deploy a drone over the skies of Los Angeles, and it’s holding a series of community meetings Wednesday to gather public input.

A list of the meetings is below. But first, here are five things to think about as police and fire departments increasingly turn to drones.

The LAPD is asking the Police Commission to approve its use of a drone during a one-year pilot program

Under the department’s proposal, specially trained officers would have access to one drone for things such as search-and-rescue operations, explosive ordnance detection, hazardous materials incidents, disaster response and incidents involving barricaded and armed suspects …


KPCC (Pasadena, CA) | Aug. 23, 2017

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