California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have limited law enforcement’s use of drones.
The vetoed bill prohibited California law enforcement from using a drone without a search warrant, “except in limited circumstances,” according to a statement from Brown.
According to the Sacramento Bee:
The bill would not only have limited law enforcement agencies’ use of drones, but would also have required most data collected to be destroyed within a year.
The measure received bipartisan support in the Legislature but was opposed by groups such as the California Police Chiefs Association.
“There are undoubtedly circumstances where a warrant is appropriate,” Brown said in a statement. “The bill’s exceptions, however, appear to be too narrow and could impose requirements beyond what is required by either the 4th Amendment or the privacy provisions in the California Constitution.”
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