(KCBS) – The San Jose City Council is expected to give the Police Department’s proposed one-year drone pilot program the green light on Tuesday.
The department already has the drone – it got it last year – and it’s been at the focus of debate ever since. Critics say they’re concerned about privacy.READ MORE: Vandals Smear Chauvin Defense Witness' Former Santa Rosa Home With Pig's Blood
But Mayor Sam Liccardo says the drone will only be used in specific situations, like during an active shooting or for investigating an explosive device. He says it would NOT be allowed to fly at night, nor could it record video.READ MORE: After a Night of Protest Vandalism, Oakland Businesses Pick Up the Pieces
If the City Council gives its okay, the next step is getting approval from the FAA.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?