Police UAV Bill Introduced in Rhode Island Legislature

Legislation proposing to limit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by law enforcement agencies has landed in Rhode Island.

State Rep. Teresa Tanzi, D-South Kingstown, ‘has reintroduced legislation that would require police and other law enforcement agencies to hold public hearings before acquiring’ a UAV, according to an article on Boston.com.

Agencies looking to obtain a UAV ‘would need the approval of local leaders, or in the case of a state agency, the governor.’

In addition, state attorney general consultation and court approval would be requisite for agencies to use UAVs in certain investigations.

The full article is here.

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