Remote-controlled aircraft, known as drones, are seen by some police officials as aids in efforts to fight crime while keeping officers safer, and saving taxpayers money. Critics, however, worry that drone mounted cameras may result in privacy abuses and unwarranted surveillance of residents.
On Oct. 29, 2012, News Coordinator, Terri klemtson, aired interviews with Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey and Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman about the use of drones. Use the players below to hear the extended versions of those interviews.
Extended Interview with Sheriff Mike Downey:
Extended Interview with Sheriff Tom Allman