Saturday, January 29, 2011
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Orlando wants to give law enforcement the edge when trying to capture dangerous fugitives.
So on Thursday, he proposed allowing limited deployment of “sense-through-the-wall technology” developed for use by the military to help deputized federal agents with a warrant determine if a fugitive is hiding inside a building.
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That technology could include hand-held radar or heat-detecting devices.
Nelson’s proposal follows the shootings of 11 police officers in five incidents nationwide since Sunday. Among those were the fatal shootings of two officers in Miami and two in St. Petersburg who were trying to arrest fugitives.
This article was posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 5:04 am