Over the last week or so, protestors have hit the streets around the United States, and the world, to commemorate George Floyd, an African-American man who was killed by a police officer on May 25th in Minneapolis. Drones around the U.S. have managed to capture the protestors in action and the devastation caused by rioting.
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Amidst protest, the civilian board overseeing the Los Angeles Police Department voted 3-1 in favor of the LAPD using the pilot program. On Tuesday the Los Angeles Police Department signed off on a year-long test of drones. The LAPD is the largest police department in the U.S. to do so.
According to the proposal, the drones will be specifically used by the LAPD’s Metropolitan Division SWAT Team in “dangerous, high-risk tactical situations and improve situational awareness capabilities during natural disasters and catastrophic incidents.”