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Chicago Allows Citizens To Text Photos, Video To 911

March 16, 2011  | 


Photo: Flickr (pouwerkerk).

Chicago becomes the first U.S. allowing citizens to send photos and videos of incidents to 911 when they're reporting a crime, the Sun-Times reports.

The images are sent to the Chicago Police Department's crime-prevention information center, which reviews them to see whether they should be distributed to first responders or detectives investigating the incident.

So far, the city has received 40 such images, mostly showing property damage caused durign burglary attempts.

Read the full story at SunTimes.com.


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