Illinois Unleashes Police Drones For Event Security
In a bid to bolster public safety, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill allowing increased use of Police drones at public events.
This decision comes just shy of a year since the devastating mass shooting at Highland Park. The new legislation authorizes law enforcement to use surveillance drones at parades, races, and concerts.
Illinois Senator Julie Morrison, who witnessed the Highland Park shooting, expressed strong support for the legislation, stating in an email, “It’s simple: drones will save lives.”
She further emphasized the importance of providing law enforcement with modern tools and training, especially during the busy festival and parade season, according to the Chicago Tribune.
“As we enter parade and festival season, it’s more pertinent than ever that law enforcement are equipped with the most modern tools and training to keep communities safe,” said Morrison, a Deerfield Democrat.
Before this bill, police drone usage in…