May 31, 2014
The Los Angeles Police Department today announced that it has received two aerial drones from the Seattle Police Department, but no decision has been made as to whether the aircraft will be put to use by the LAPD.
The Draganflyer X6 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles were received Thursday, according to the LAPD.
They were purchased by the Seattle Police Department using federal grants and there was no cost to the city of Los Angeles, the LAPD reported.
LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said Seattle police had them for four or five years and did not use them. The LAPD became aware they were available in the last few weeks and they were transferred to the department’s possession, he said.
This article was posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 6:54 am