Do armed drones have a future in policing? Some lawmakers think so but others believe it’s just plain “creepy.”
As of yet, no state in the country allows the police department to use lethal drones but all this will soon change if Connecticut House Bill 7260 passes.
The piece of legislature would ban the use of weaponized drones except by the police in “serious events.” Law enforcement officers will receive training on how to use the drones and new rules will be developed for its use by the Police Office Standards and Training Council.
Some lawmakers believe lethally armed drones could be a necessity in cases where lives are at stake.
“Obviously this is for very limited circumstances,” Republican state Sen. John Kissel, co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee that approved the bill and sent it to the House, said. “We can certainly envision some incident