INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana police agencies are proceeding with caution when it comes to using drones.
The Greenfield Police Department bought a drone last summer and has used it once to take aerial photographs of a traffic accident. But the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is holding off until the rules of drone use are clear.
Indianapolis City-County Councilman Zach Adamson tells The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/1sPjYxI ) he’s consulted Public Safety Director Troy Riggs about a resolution creating a study committee to develop rules for drone use.
Police say drones could help protect SWAT teams and assist with crowd control and in crash investigations. But civil-rights groups say they also could be used to illegally collect evidence.
Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com