Firefighting drones to assist Spokane police on investigations of fatal car crashes

  • Source: Spokane Spokesman-Review
  • Published: 09/19/2017 06:41 AM

Spokane’s fleet of firefighting drones will now be used by police investigators surveying the scenes of deadly car crashes. The City Council gave its consent Monday night for crash investigators, who had previously been suspended from fire engine ladders to photograph wrecks, to use the fire department’s three (soon to be four) devices to take the pictures instead. “It’s dangerous,” said City Councilwoman Lori Kinnear, who chairs the city’s public safety committee and brought the measure forward for a vote.


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