Police use new tool to source crowds for evidence
This photo taken Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Los Angles, shows a tablet computer displaying a web site for LEEDIR or the Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository that aims to make use of a document-everything culture evident on Instagram, Facebook and other social media to benefit law enforcement nationwide. In the days after the Boston Marathon bombings, authorities were overwhelmed with video and pictures after calling on a public eager to help provide investigators with potential evidence. Los Angeles sheriffs Cmdr. Scott Edson approached two companies with a novel idea, a cloud-based repository for crowd-sourced videos and photos that could be flipped on in an emergency. Richard Vogel/The Associated Press
Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 6:22 am
Updated: 6:32 am, Fri May 2, 2014.
LOS ANGELES — An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking cars, smashing windows and throwing rocks. Dozens were injured and about 50 people ended up in the hospital, including several police officers.
Today, as authorities seek help with the investigation in Isla Vista, they’re employing a new online and mobile app that designers say was created specifically for this type of situation.
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Friday, May 2, 2014 6:22 am.
Updated: 6:32 am.