Orange County, Fla., sheriff: Drones won't be used for spying
from Orlando Sentinel via Bradenton Herald
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings unveiled his department's two surveillance drones recently and vowed that the sophisticated devices would not be used to spy on innocent civilians. "This is not about intruding," Demings said at a demonstration of the devices at the Sheriff's Office gun range. "We're not going into any homes." Demings said the drones would be used for hostage situations, chemical spills or when searching for someone missing in the woods. The drones are essentially miniature helicopters with wingspans of about 3 feet and capable of flying almost silently about 15 minutes at a time.
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