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Seattle City Council Committee to discuss drones in Seattle and the issues they present

Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell

Seattle City Council Committee to discuss drones in
Seattle and the issues they present

Seattle – Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Seattle City Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee, has called for a special briefing from the Seattle Police Department on the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAS/UAV), commonly known as Drones.

WHAT: Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee and Seattle Police Department will discuss 1) implication of recent federal law, 2) Urban Areas Security Initiative grant funding history, 3) training, 4) UAS/UAV specifications, 5) SPD policy and the Seattle Police Intelligence Ordinance as it relates to privacy issues and video retention, and 6) maintenance and staffing.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Council Chambers, second floor
Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 98104

WHO:Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell
Councilmember Nick Licata
Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Assistant Chief Paul McDonagh, Seattle Police Department
Officer Reuben Omelanchuk, Seattle Police Department
Jennifer Shaw, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

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