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Mayor Bowser, Chief Smith Unveil Drone Technology

Posted on AllSides June 25th, 2024
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Despite concerns about infringements on civil liberties, the Bowser administration spent much of this year advancing comprehensive public safety legislation and developing tools to enhance the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)’s response to crime. In the latest chapter of that saga, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and Metropolitan Police Chief Pamela A. Smith announced the launch of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program. “A quick deployable eye in the sky will ensure safety for all,” Smith said on June 24 during the unveiling of the drone technology at a location across...

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