Alameda County Sheriff Just Might Employ Unmanned Drones to Catch Criminals


It's like something out of sci-fi: The bad guy, dressed in black, runs from police officers and manages to shimmy up a drainpipe and hide on a deserted roof. But then from behind him rises a small computerized helicopter that tracks his every move.

Well, for Bay Area folks, that scenario might not be fiction much longer.
Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern is considering the possibility of outfitting his office with the latest in unmanned drone technology, making it the first law enforcement agency in California to use this kind of technology.

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