Florida ban on Chinese-made drones upsets law enforcement, lawmakers

Beginning Wednesday, government agencies can no longer use certain brands of drones under a new rule in Florida.

Government agencies are now banned from using drones from “foreign countries of concern.” DJI, a drone maker popular with law enforcement agencies, falls into that category. The company’s drones are made in China.

Republican State Sen. Tom Wright of Volusia County did not mince words at a senate hearing on the topic last month, decrying the rule by the DeSantis administration.

“I am not going to let one officer risk his life or her life because somebody thinks that these things talk to China,” Wright

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