LAPD Is One Step Closer to Using Drones Permanently as Protesters Voice Concerns

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After a two-year quest, the Los Angeles Police Department moved one step closer to permanently adding drones to its arsenal of tools. The Police Commission approved a report Tuesday on the LAPD’s pilot program to use the airborne devices and will consider a new policy in 60 to 75 days to make the program permanent. The request came nearly two years after the five-member civilian Police Commission approved strict guidelines for police to use the remote-controlled devices in dangerous situations such as a barricaded suspect, active shooter or explosive device. Police Chief Michel Moore told commissioners the department will not violate the public’s constitutional rights when deploying the devices. Read the full story on

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