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LAPD Drones



By Jayson Campadonia, KABC

(Los Angeles, CA)  —  The Los Angeles Police Department is hoping to make drones part of their crime fighting arsenal.

The LAPD recently completely the department’s year-long pilot program testing the drones. Today Chief Michel Moore will present the police commission with a report based on the program.  Moore has called the unmanned aircraft a valuable de-escalation tool and the drones are a helpful tool when shutting down a neighborhood for an investigation or some sort of standoff situation.  Critics say the drones can be used to invade people’s privacy.