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In August, Los Angeles Police Department officers answered residents' questions about the department's proposal to use drones to aid in situations in which police officers' lives may be at risk. The Los Angeles Police Commission approved the proposal Tuesday. (Keshav Tadimeti/Daily Bruin senior staff)

LA Police Commission votes to begin testing unmanned drone system

This post was updated Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. The Los Angeles Police Department will start testing an unmanned drone system over the course of a year after the first drone receives federal approval. Read more...

Photo: In August, Los Angeles Police Department officers answered residents' questions about the department's proposal to use drones to aid in situations in which police officers' lives may be at risk. The Los Angeles Police Commission approved the proposal Tuesday. (Keshav Tadimeti/Daily Bruin senior staff)

In August, Los Angeles Police Department officers answered residents' questions about the department's proposal to use drones to aid in situations in which police officers' lives may be at risk. The Los Angeles Police Commission approved the proposal Tuesday. (Keshav Tadimeti/Daily Bruin senior staff)


A trial for two former college students who were arrested in connection with the death a UCLA student has been postponed because new evidence was recently made available to a defense attorney. Victor Avila, the deputy district attorney prosecuting the case, objected the motion, saying the defendant's attorney had plenty of time to review available evidence. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Trial surrounding death of UCLA student postponed following new evidence

A judge postponed Tuesday the trial for two former college students charged for possible involvement in the murder of a UCLA student, after the defense attorney said she needs time to review evidence recently made available. Read more...

Photo: A trial for two former college students who were arrested in connection with the death a UCLA student has been postponed because new evidence was recently made available to a defense attorney. Victor Avila, the deputy district attorney prosecuting the case, objected the motion, saying the defendant's attorney had plenty of time to review available evidence. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A trial for two former college students who were arrested in connection with the death a UCLA student has been postponed because new evidence was recently made available to a defense attorney. Victor Avila, the deputy district attorney prosecuting the case, objected the motion, saying the defendant's attorney had plenty of time to review available evidence. (Daily Bruin file photo)




Horace Frank, deputy chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, answered residents' questions about the department's proposal to use drones to aid in situations in which police officers' lives may be at risk. (Keshav Tadimeti/Daily Bruin senior staff)

LAPD’s drone use proposal raises privacy, misuse concerns

Los Angeles community members spoke up at a public forum in Westwood on Wednesday against city police’s proposed use of drone technology. At the Wednesday night meeting, Los Angeles Police Department officers addressed residents’ concerns about a proposal to allow the department to use nonweaponized drones, or small, unmanned aerial devices, to aid in police operations that might put officers’ lives at risk. Read more...

Photo: Horace Frank, deputy chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, answered residents' questions about the department's proposal to use drones to aid in situations in which police officers' lives may be at risk. (Keshav Tadimeti/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Horace Frank, deputy chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, answered residents' questions about the department's proposal to use drones to aid in situations in which police officers' lives may be at risk. (Keshav Tadimeti/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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