Drone policing in US seen as 'Wild West'

Consultants from Flyspan Solutions demonstrate a drone intended for police use, during the first-ever Drone Expo in Los Angeles, California, December 13, 2014Drones are increasingly making their mark in the arsenal of US police forces, operating in a legal gray area and sparking concerns of constant surveillance of civilians. The specter of armed drones surfaced with a law passed in North Dakota last month that allows police to equip the aircraft with teargas. “It’s still a bit of a Wild West,” said American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) policy analyst Jay Stanley.

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