Calls For Police Drones Renewed Following Shooting Of SJPD Officer


Say bye bye to your rights. Especially for people of color!

CBS San Francisco

SAN JOSE (KCBS) – The use of drones by law enforcement agencies in the Bay Area has been a point of contention, with many leaders and activists fearful that it will intrude on their privacy. In fact, the city of San Jose has heard calls for a moratorium, after quietly purchasing a drone in January 2014.

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But this week’s killing of Officer Michael Johnson, a 14-year veteran of the San Jose Police Department, has renewed a call by many city officials to explore all the technology available to law enforcement.

“Moments like that, where you’ve got extraordinary risk of any officer getting into an enclosed area like that,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. “We know that technology can help the police.”

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