If lawmakers have their way, police in one US state could soon be using drones as lethal weapons
against the citizens they’re supposed to protect. On Thursday, Connecticut’s judiciary committee
The new bill will go into effect in October, but agencies won’t be required to come up with a
model policy of best use (which would identify, with specificity.
Police drones in the US aren’t exactly new. In 2015, North Dakota passed a bill allowing police
to use armed drones, but, unlike Connecticut, limited them to “less lethal”
weapons like rubber bullets and tear gas.