Fargo, North Dakota, Police Use New Social Media App To Live-Stream Traffic Stops

Officer Schindeldecker with the Fargo Police Department explains the use of apps.
Officer Schindeldecker with the Fargo Police Department explains the use of apps.
Could someone be watching your traffic stop live on the internet? Fargo, North Dakota police are using Periscope, an app that lets you live-stream video.

They’ve already broadcast some traffic stops near North Dakota State University in hopes that people will slow down. Police say it’s a way to educate and connect with the community, but others say they don’t think it will work, and they don’t like the idea of being in the public videos.

“It’s just another form to talk to people,” says Officer Jessica Schindeldecker with the Fargo Police Department. She thought it would be a good way of being transparent.

“We want people to ask us questions or be able to interact with us in a positive way, and this was just one more form of them to be able to do that,” says Schindeldecker.

Periscope app is used by thousands of law enforcement agencies around the world.
Periscope app is used by thousands of law enforcement agencies around the world.

Source: WITN.

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