The NYPD has not disclosed the cost of each “Digidog,” Kallos said.
“People are already concerned about militarizing police, and this is stopping them before they get any further,” he said.
“We passed a bill back in the city council that they were supposed to disclose that they were using these robots, and they didn’t. So who knows what’s in store?”
He is also exploring ways to limit NYPD use of aerial drones, which are regulated on the federal level.
“Whether it’s robots or drones, we need to move away from overpolicing communities and get back to the basics of investing in people and giving people the resources they need,” Kallos said.