How Police Decide What Surveillance Images Get Released

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Jan 27, 2014

Police are embracing social media to help solve crimes. Most departments have an email list of local media outlets they can send photos and video too, but social media enables them to do more.

We talked to three agencies about how they decide which photos to run and what kinds of images and videos are most effective at generating tips.

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