For those who thought the future of crime fighting would look like RoboCop, think again. The future is here and it is social media. A recent incident where a 17-year-old Chicago Public School student was beaten in Bridgeport by a group of individuals shone a spotlight on law enforcement tactics. Specifically, the focus has been a sharp turn towards utilizing Facebook and Twitter to catch bad guys.
Eight Forty-Eight wondered how the Chicago Police Department has been using social media--and how other cities have been using Twitter and Facebook?
Eight Forty-Eight was joined in studio by Chicago Police Superintendent . Toronto Police Social Media liaison Scott Mills and Evanston Police Commander Jay Parrot and WBEZ's criminal and legal affairs reporter Robert Wildeboer joined the conversation.