Emergency calls tweeted by Seattle Police
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As local governments and authorities strive to improve relations with the public, we’ve already seen social media used as a platform for citizens to voice their comments and complaints. However, a recent experiment to engage with the public saw the Seattle Police Department take an unusual approach, by tweeting emergency calls and revealing to followers “a day in the life of the Seattle Police” via Twitter. Over a 12 hour period nearly all emergency calls — except those relating to domestic violence, child abuse or sexual assault which were deemed too sensitive — were tweeted at an average of 40…
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