The Dallas Police Department wants to use drones to help fight crime, but first, police want the City Council to back the aircraft.
On Monday, police officials made their case for the systems to the city’s Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee.
Police refer to them as “small unmanned aerial systems” rather than “drones,” a word they say may remind people of weaponized aircrafts.
But the aircraft Dallas police want to use wouldn’t carry anything but a camera, and they wouldn’t go in the air without a specific mission, Assistant Chief Paul Stokes told the committee.
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