Hartford Council will consider plan to more closely regulate drones by law enforcement

Hartford Police Chief David Rosado is questioning a city council proposal to oversee the use of drones and other technology by law enforcement.

With police planning to deploy drones throughout Hartford neighborhoods, the council wants a say over what equipment, monitoring and data retention officers use. Under a proposal that the American Civil Liberties Union helped draft, city agencies would need permission for all current and new methods of surveillance, including unmanned aerial devices, license plate readers, body cameras, video and audio recording systems, facial and voice recognition software and gunshot detection hardware.