Drones dominate Twitter chat with St. Louis police chief

From stltoday:

November 11, 2013

ST. LOUIS • The police chief’s first-ever live Q&A session on Twitter garnered questions and comments today about everything from drones to crime statistics and the need for a civilian review board.

Dotson tweeted nearly 80 times during the session from noon to about 1:30 p.m. according to his Twitter account, @chiefslmpd. Nearly 50 people tweeted questions and comments to him.

About a dozen of those individuals’ tweets centered on using drones in police work — an idea Dotson has floated since the summer after announcing that he filed an application with the Federal Aviation Administration.

In an interview following the live chat session, Dotson said the FAA has given the department the first green light…read more

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