San Francisco cops launch website to crowdsource suspect identification
This seems problematic. What's to stop someone from lying and fingering the wrong person?
Attention, wannabe detectives: It's time to put down that Dashiell Hammett novel and join the SFPD in their new weekly segment they're calling "The Line-Up."
No, it's not a David Simon show, but a handy way for SFPD to use our social media-connected city to identify suspects committing crimes.
According to SFPD, every week a new set of photos or video will go up on the SFPD website with stills of the suspect and a short summary of the event.
A police detective's contact number will accompany each entry. Tipsters can choose to remain anonymous, SFPD says.
The inaugural Line-Up post has a stun gun assault police say was captured by surveillance.
The attack occurred Thursday, November 15 at 9:27 PM on the 600 block of Polk Street, which is near Turk.
The suspect is described as a 6'2" 40-50 year old black male weighing about 200 lbs. who is dressed in a rather dapper fashion for a taser attack, with an overcoat and fedora.