New York police have introduced 14 drones into the arsenal, but not everyone agrees with this idea

The New York Police Department (NYPD) announced the acquisition of 14 drones, which it intends to use in its work - to which the reaction of human rights organizations immediately followed.

In line with NYPD plans, 29 of its officers have already completed drone training. It is assumed that they will be used during mass city events, during operations to free hostages and investigate crimes. The NYPD report also clarifies that drones will not be used to monitor traffic and monitor citizens.

However, despite such assurances, some human rights organizations - notably the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) - have expressed doubts that this promise will be fulfilled.

“While we appreciate the NYPD's willingness to meet with us before it announces this program, ” NYCLU said in a statement, “we believe its new policy lags behind legal requirements to respect the privacy rights of New Yorkers. ".