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Civilian oversight group tells L.A. Sheriff’s Department to ground its drone


In its first nine months, the $10,000 device has hovered over hard-to-reach spots in Los Angeles County, searching for gunmen and missing people.

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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.

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Drones a popular tool for police in missing persons cases


Police officers from around the globe are visiting Northeast Wisconsin this week, learning tactics, training and the latest trends, from local law enforcement.

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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.

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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 Unmanned Aerial System — more commonly known as a drone.

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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.

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Here’s What Happens When a Drone Falls On Your Head


You don’t need to know how gravity works to understand that being hit in the head by a falling drone will hurt.

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How U.S. police departments are using drones


In small unmanned aerial drones, police and firefighters have discovered a useful new tool, with at least 347 agencies in 43 states now flying them.

Read More at Dailyherald.com →