Last week, the Los Angeles police department announced that they had acquired two Draganflyer X6 drones as a gift from the Seattle Police Department. This makes LAPD easily the largest municipal police department in the country known to own unmanned aerial vehicles.
A subsequent records request fulfilled on May 20 revealed emails between SPD and the Department of Homeland Security, which funded the $82,000 purchase of the two drones in September 2010.
Read the release embedded below, or on the request page.
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