Chiefs: Police UAVs aren't Predator drones
Guideline document includes recommendations on ways to employ aircraft for law enforcement purposes
By Kevin Johnson
WASHINGTON — The nation's largest consortium of police officials calls for the limited use of unmanned drones in local law enforcement operations and urges that the controversial aircraft — popular weapons on international battlefields — not be armed.
The first national advisory for the use of unmanned aircraft issued by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) comes as federal lawmakers and civil rights advocates have expressed deep concerns about the vehicles' use in domestic law enforcement.
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