April 24, 2012
The Seattle Police Department insists it won’t be using new remote controlled aircraft to spy on people, despite concerns raised by the ACLU.
“The idea that this is going to be used to infringe on people’s privacy, that is simply not the case,” says Sgt. Sean Whitcomb.
The ACLU raised red flags about the drones after it was reported last week the SPD would be deploying several unmanned aircraft thanks to a grant funded by the Urban Areas Security initiative.