Indy Public Safety Chief: Drone Regulation Needed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Indianapolis' public safety director says greater regulation of drones is needed.

Troy Riggs tells WISH-TV ( ) drones already are common, and laws and ordinances need to catch up with them.

His comments came says after a drone crashed on the White House lawn and after the NFL told drone owners not to use the airborne devices during the Super Bowl.

Drones with flying cameras have been spotted at major events in Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has not ruled out purchasing drones for investigations. No timeline has been given for that to happen.