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San Jose Police Department Lied About Drone Program, Issues Apology

You are supposed to trust the police department of your city, after all they are responsible for protecting you and your property. But what happens when the police who are supposed to put criminals off the streets and who are seen as role models by little people start lying to the citizens whom they are sworn to protect? Having been lied to by their own police department, the people of San Jose might answer that question appropriately. The SJPD (San Jose Police Department) twice denied (lied) having a drone program and it took them a whole year to acknowledge its existence.

In an official ‘apology‘ issued by the department, they talked about introducing transparency in their operations and launching a community outreach program. They also talked about how they will develop an open policy that would highlight their use of the drone they are calling UAS (Unmanned Aerial System).

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