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Portland Police Start Pilot Drone Program

(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Police Bureau is starting a pilot drone program. City Council approved police to use drones on a limited basis. The Traffic Division will use them to document crash scenes and the Metro Explosive Disposal Unit will use drones to examine potential devices. They will not be used for random mass surveillance activities or crowd control. They can also not be used to target a person based solely on individual characteristics. Pilots will be trained and licensed to follow FAA regulations.

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