Great example of wasteful spending by governments. Even governments that are bankrupt. This tells me is that San Bernadino hasn't hit bottom yet. I find this amazing. A city that has exposed it's people to criminals saying they don't have the money to pay for it, finds the money to fly their helicopter around and harass law abiding citizens. This is shameful
With many police departments across the country going broke and telling citizens they will no longer be able to respond to crimes like criminal damage and burglaries, the officer’s actions during this incident represent a ludicrous waste of police resources.
It costs well over $2,000 dollars an hour to fuel a police helicopter. The video footage lasts ten minutes, and even after the cop lands the chopper, he keeps the rotator blades switched on during the entire incident.
At the start of the clip, the woman indicates the helicopter made several low passes before landing. Given that the duration of the incident probably ran to about half an hour, this absurd event cost taxpayers about a thousand dollars – all for the purpose of pointlessly violating an innocent woman’s 4th amendment right.