A 'Gift' for the LAPD: Two Surveillance Drones Kicked Out of Seattle

Image: Mesa County, CO Sheriff’s Dept.Last week, the Los Angeles police department announced a new acquisition: two Draganflyer X6 drones, small hexacopters about three feet wide and capable of being outfitted with a range of sophisticated cameras. This makes the LAPD the largest municipal police department in the country known to possess unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance or tactical uses.But the LAPD took pains to make it clear that it won’t fly them, at least not immediately. “No decision has been made whether or not these vehicles will be used,” the department said in a short press release issued yesterday

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