Mass. legislator pushes bill to set guidelines for police drone use

Updated: May 30, 2017 – 11:30 PM


BOSTON – The 2017 Boston Marathon and the search for a missing 16-year-old in Randolph weeks later are two examples where police department in Massachusetts used unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones.

Currently there are no state laws governing police uses like these, but State Senator Patrick O’Connor from Weymouth wants to change that. He’s pushing legislation that would prohibit police from conducting surveillance with a drone without a court order.

“We want to make sure no one gets their privacy

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