Law Enforcement Officials Fault Drone Bill

State Rep. Lance Gooden’s bill to prevent unmanned drones from capturing indiscriminate surveillance — a measure that has more than 80 co-authors in the House — might hit the lower chamber next week.

But the bill is facing opposition from some law enforcement officials who suggest that local police departments and other authorities should be exempt from the measure.  

“We are working with the author of the bill to obtain an exception for law enforcement,” said Arlington Police Sgt. Christopher Cook.

Gooden, R-Terrell, said such an exception is unlikely.

“My feeling is that [a law enforcement exception] was never communicated in ...

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