Richard Biehl

Around the Miami Valley
8:28 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Dayton Rejects Controversial Aerial Surveillance Plan UPDATED

Dayton’s plan to use aerial surveillance to address crime in the city has been shelved. City manager Tim Riordan says it will not pursue a $120 thousand contract with Persistant Surveillance Systems Inc., a company that would have provided manned aircraft to monitor crime above the city. Riordan made his remarks at Wednesday's commission meeting.

In a press release to WYSO, Tim Riordan says:

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Around the Miami Valley
1:47 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Dayton Police Chief: Aerial Surveillance For Crime, Not Spying

City of Dayton

The Dayton City Commission is considering a contract with a company that provides aerial surveillance for the city to monitor crime. It’s created controversy with civil rights groups and local citizens who say this is potential violation of privacy. Emily McCord speaks to Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl about the technology and its implications.

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