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LAPD want to crack down on civilian drones after police station incident
LAPD want to crack down on civilian drones after police station incident

Los Angeles police officials say they may have to set boundaries on hobbyist drone use because local ordinances are vague and federal regulators are unlikely to to put clear-cut rules in place anytime soon. “It’s just a quagmire … we’re really on some pretty unstable ground” on private, civilian drone use, said Lt. Phil Smith, a commander in the LAPD’s air suport division. “It’s quite ironic for us because we can’t fly them because we know about the rules.” The Federal Aviation Administration has strict rules for where and how law enforcement agencies can use drones on the job and guidelines for how they can be used in...

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