‘Not well-received’: Connecticut police department scraps ‘pandemic drone’ program after outcry – Washington Examiner

A police department’s plan to use “pandemic drones” crashed and burned before it could even take off.

The Westport Police Department, located in Connecticut’s hardest-hit county of Fairfield, has abandoned its idea to use high-tech drones that can detect symptoms of coronavirus infection from up to 190 feet away. The backtracking came after people expressed privacy concerns about the program.

On Thursday, Police Chief Foti Koskinas and First Selectman Jim Marpe said the drone surveillance plan would not come to fruition because it was “not well-received,” according to Westport News.

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