Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Announces Drone Use

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The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department announced on January 12th that they will begin to use drones to responding to arson scenes, suspected bombs and hostage situations.

According to the LA Times, during the press conference to announce the use of the drones, the Sheriff’s Department reiterated numerous times that the drones will not be used to to spy on people and refused to call it a drone.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said, “The dangers of law enforcement can never be eliminated. However, this technology can assist us in reducing the impact of risks on personnel.”

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