San Francisco has reversed its decision to authorise police to use robots equipped with lethal weapons.
The proposal, which was passed last week by the city’s legislators, the board of supervisors, would have allowed police to access robots that can kill.
It had faced fierce criticism from civil liberties groups.
After voting unanimously to pause the proposal on Tuesday, the board sent the issue to committee for further review.
The measure would have allowed the San Francisco Police Department SFPD to kill suspects with robots in extreme situations.