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Commissioner Bill Evans explains why Boston police purchased drones

Commissioner Bill Evans explains why Boston police purchased drones In an attempt to assuage the concerns of privacy advocates, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans said Tuesday that the three drones his department bought earlier this year aren’t going to be used for anything “sinister.” Read More at Boston.com →

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A cautious step forward on police drones

A cautious step forward on police drones Among the arguments against the use of airborne camera-wielding drones by the Los Angeles Police Department, a statement made by one critic at a recent Police Commission meeting stood out: “Drones should not be talked about.” Read More at LATimes.com →

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Privacy advocates take issue with police drone use

Privacy advocates take issue with police drone use The Boston Police Department, without fanfare, expanded its crime-fighting arsenal earlier this year, purchasing several drones that it may use to photograph crime scenes — and raising concerns among privacy advocates. Read More at BostonGlobe.com →

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Should the LAPD use drones? Here’s what’s behind the heated debate

Should the LAPD use drones? Here’s what’s behind the heated debate For more than three years, a pair of drones donated to the Los Angeles Police Department was locked away, collecting dust after a public outcry over the idea of police using the controversial technology. Read More at LATimes.com →

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Orange Police and Firefighters Get Assistance From Drone

Orange Police and Firefighters Get Assistance From Drone When a massive police presence descended on Eisenhower Park in Milford recently and the area was put in lockdown because a despondent man was threatening to harm himself, the Orange Fire Department was called in to help because they had just acquired a special tool called an…

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Fire, Police Drones Caught Between Public Safety and Privacy Concerns

Fire, Police Drones Caught Between Public Safety and Privacy Concerns Battalion Chief Jeff Kleven stood onshore peering through the predawn darkness. He couldn’t see if anyone was inside a car partially submerged in the middle of Alameda Creek, Calif.’s storm-swollen waters. Read More at govtech.com →

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