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NYPD Announces to Use Drones to Monitor Activities this Labor Day Weekend

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NYPD plans to send drones this Labor Day Weekend. (Photo: New York Daily Best)

The New York Police Department (NYPD) announced that they will use drones to monitor backyard activities this Labor Day weekend.

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NYPD plans to send drones this Labor Day Weekend. (Photo: New York Daily Best)

NYPD Will Use Drones to Monitor Activities this Labor Day Weekend

The New York City Police Department announced that they will use drones to monitor different activities this Labor Day weekend. NYPD made the announcement after it received volumes of complaints about large gatherings and the department also said that they will respond to priority and non-priority calls.

In a published article in FOX News, Assistant NYPD Commissioner Kaz Daughtry confirmed that plan to send drones. The official said, “For example, if we have any 311 calls on our non-emergency line, where if a caller states there is a large crowd, a large party in the backyard, we’re going to be utilizing our assets to go up, go check on the party, to make sure if the call is founded or not, and we’ll be able to determine how many resources we need to send to that location for this weekend.”

Daughtry also added that they will have the drone team starting tonight until Monday morning to ensure the safety and welfare of the residents.

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Advocates Raised Concern

According to a published article in The Guardian, civil liberties advocates raised concerns and questioned the legality of this plan. New York Civil Liberties Union privacy and technology strategist Daniel Schwarz said, referring to a 2020 city law requiring the NYPD to disclose its surveillance tactics said, “It’s a troubling announcement, and it flies in the face of the POST Act.”

Moreover, New York City has become more reliant on using drones for policing practices just like other cities.It was found that NYPD has been using drones 124 times this year.

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