Back in June, the Huntington Park Police Department in California announced the newest addition to the force: A 400 pound security robot dubbed “HP RoboCop.”
Described by the HPPD as resembling “something from outer-space or a science-fiction movie,”HP RoboCop was reportedly intended to serve as both a visual deterrent to would-be criminals and provide 24/7 surveillance. I filed a records request for contacts, promotional materials, and any associated policies having to do with HP RoboCop. Just last week, HPPD released a cache of records in response.
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“…costs $8,000 a month to run”
The regular pigs don’t make that much.