(ArsTechnica) Los Angeles authorities are weighing whether they may legally block hobbyists from flying camera-equipped drones over police stations.
The inquiry was prompted Friday after the LAPD confronted a Southern California man outside its Hollywood station. The cops told him he was trespassing for using a drone to capture footage of the station's parking lot, and ordered him to stop. The incident is posted to YouTube.
"What concerns us is that they are filming over private property and it's gated – you're looking at the layout of the police station, how we operate, personnel license plates," police Lt. Michael Ling said. "It's kind of like if it was your house, if they're flying over your backyard you'd start asking questions about it."
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