Activists Protest as L.A. City Council Committee Moves LAPD Drone …

Activists continued voicing their opposition to an LAPD plan to use drones by protesting at a Los Angeles City Council committee meeting where funding for the program was approved Wednesday morning.

The Public Safety Committee approved a $31,500 donation from the Los Angeles Police Foundation for the purchase of four civilian-level drones. The full City Council must vote on the donation before LAPD can use the drones.

Activists with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition say the police drone use will infringe on people’s privacy. They are also worried it further militarizes the Los Angeles Police Department.

Protestors rally outside a meeting about the Los Angeles Police Department's use of drones on Feb. 7, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Protestors rally outside a meeting about the Los Angeles Police Department’s use of drones on Feb. 7, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

“To normalize drones, which are going to be taking over the

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