Posted September 29, 2015 9:11 am by Comments

By John A. Heatherly


Is police use of periscope during live traffic stops a good idea?

Would you be upset if it happened to you?

Tough call, but apparently the police like it…

Local8Now has more of the story…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- If you ever wondered what a normal day on the streets is like for a police officer, you may now have the chance to find out. Knoxville police are using a streaming video app that allows you to ride along as they hand out tickets and make arrests. But, it’s raising some questions.

Local 8 News spoke to department’s Pubic Information Officer, Darrell Debusk about the new technique.

“The chief had the camera. He was actually doing the ‘scoping’ as they call it. He was talking a little bit, we were responding sometimes,” said Debusk.

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch started live tweeting on Friday nights.

“We began by actually Periscoping some events, some press conferences. We got some good feedback on that. We decided to take it to the next level,” said Debusk.

So how does the app work? Local 8 News spoke with John McCulley, digital media manager at Moxley Carmichael.

“What it allows you to do is live stream from a mobile or tablet. Anyone who has …read more

Source:: Patriot Outdoor News

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