Friday, June 28, 2013

St. Louis police chief wants drones to monitor city

To help keep officers safe, to help keep the community safe. For monitoring public spaces – things like the upcoming Fair St. Louis [and] baseball games – for terrorists, suspicious activity,” St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told KSDK.

Criminals believe, and with some truth, that if they flee from police officers, officers will not pursue and they will ultimately elude capture, Dotson wrote in hisMarch 25letter to the FAA. If we are serious about crime reduction strategies, we must look to new technologies which help keep officers and the public safe and apprehend criminals.”...................