Cops embracing iOS, Android apps to crowdsource investigations | Ars Technica


The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has teamed with Amazon Web Services and others, resulting in an Android and iOS app allowing eyewitnesses to upload footage to the authorities during emergencies. The system, known as the Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository (LEEDIR), is a police tip line on steroids.


“Did you witness the civil unrest during the Deltopia in Isla Vista? Please send us any photos or videos you may have captured to help us in our investigation and disaster response,” the LEEDIR website reads. “You can submit photos and videos anonymously or provide additional information along with your submission. We are seeking to identify several subjects wanted for violent felonies that occurred during the evening.”


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