Spokane Police Department could use drones in investigations

The Spokane Police Department could soon use drones to search for missing people and reconstruct crimes, if a resolution authorizing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles passes City Council next week.

Councilwoman Lori Kinnear sponsored the resolution and called drone use by police a matter of officer safety. Maj. Eric Olsen of the Spokane Police Department said the department would most likely use the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department’s drones at first, but eventually hopes to purchase three of their own …


The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) | Sept. 25, 2018

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