Police Drones: Regulating the Eyes in the Sky

U.S. Police departments are acquiring drones at an unprecedented rate. Opponents fear the technology is ripe for abuse.

In 2016, U.S. police departments — along with fire and emergency agencies — acquired drones at an unprecedented rate. As the possibility of their use in surveillance looms, electronic privacy and civil rights advocates fear the technology lacks transparency and is ripe for abuse by authorities. (Visual by )

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