Westchester bans drones near county jail

Westchester County has banned drones within 1,000 feet of the county jail over concerns they could be used to drop contraband to inmates.

Those who remotely pilot a drone too close to the jail in Valhalla will face a civil penalty and fine up to $1,000 on the first offense. Break the law a second time and you could be charged with a misdemeanor.

“This legislation, along with the detection equipment we are installing, should help to provide a level of safety to both correction staff and inmates alike,” Bruce Donnelly, president of the Westchester County Correction Superior Officers Association, a union which represents jail supervisors, said in a statement …


LoHud.com (White Plains, NY) | March 19, 2017

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