Amid public uproar, San Francisco regulators are voting to use deadly police robots in a major policy reversal

The POLICE can’t use deadly robots – for now.

A controversial policy that would have allowed San Francisco police to use robots as deadly force was struck down after the board of directors voted against it.

A vote struck down a policy that would have allowed police to use robots as deadly force

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A vote struck down a policy that would have allowed police to use robots as deadly forceCredit: AP
However, the ban is not permanent and the policy has been sent to a committee for further discussion

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However, the ban is not permanent and the policy has been sent to a committee for further discussionCredit: AP

The ban is not permanent, however, as the board sent the issue back to a committee for further discussion, which could allow it in limited cases in the future.

The vote is a reversal of last week’s vote to allow the use of robots in limited cases.

San Francisco police said they have no plans to arm the robots with guns, but wanted the ability to place explosives on them in extraordinary situations.

Last week’s approval drew criticism over the possibility of releasing robots that could kill humans.

Some bosses argued that the public was not given sufficient notice of the talk before the board voted last week.

The vote was the result of a new state law that requires police departments to inventory military-grade equipment and obtain authorization for its use.

The permit gives police powers to use robots for situational awareness, e.g. B. Going into a dangerous situation first so the police can stay behind.

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