Lexington police using social media video to solve crimes


LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Lexington police are using more video on social media and the web to help solve crimes.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/2ozvGwq ) reports that the police department produced 28 videos in 2016, including three surveillance recordings for its website and YouTube channel and for social media.

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In the first four months of 2017, 19 videos, including eight surveillance videos, have been uploaded.

The department’s public information officer, Brenna Angel, says that of the 11 surveillance videos posted since Angel joined the department in January 2016, seven have led to charges filed.

Angel says property was recovered in three of those cases. Some suspects have turned themselves in once the material was posted.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com


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