Legislation would expand limited use of drones by police

DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery said drone use by law enforcement is limited to a few categories, such as search and rescue operations and crime scene analysis.

In DeKalb’s case, a drone owned by a concerned resident was used to take photos of public parking areas for Safe Streets Initiative research, as well as to monitor a gunman who had barricaded himself in an apartment in the Annie Glidden North neighborhood. DeKalb County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Andy Sullivan, meanwhile, said a drone provided by county Coroner Dennis Miller has been used to investigate a handful of traffic crashes …


DeKalb (IL) Daily Chronicle | June 3, 2018

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