It is a piece of equipment funded by drug money, but officials say it helps find the drug dealers and saves dozens of lives and it's about to start assisting even more.
The SABLE helicopter chases suspects, assists in ocean rescue, and uses infrared technology to find missing people.
There's been a lot of attention this week on the use of military-grade equipment to deal with protests in Ferguson, MO. The protests bring some serious questions to light: Why does law enforcement have this kind of gear, and do they really need it?
Reports of shots fired from inside a vehicle sparks a short car chase with police, and ends in several arrests. It all started just after 10:30 last night in the 4400 block of Wrightsville Avenue when police say a concerned citizen reported someone firing shots out of a burgundy car with at least three passengers inside.