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NYPD seizes George Steinmetz’s DJI Mavic 2 Pro after Hart Island photo

George Steinmetz's DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone confiscated by NYPD after Hart Island photo

By now, many people will have seen drone videos or photos of the mass burials of unclaimed COVID-19 victims at Hart Island in New York. We reported on that about a week ago, but so did many other news outlets. Today we learn on Instagram that George Steinmetz’s DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone has been confiscated by the New York Police Department (NYPD) after the famous aerial photographer tried to capture some photos of the burial scene on the island.

Article updated on April 17th, 2020 with a comment that Steinmetz provided to DPReview.