Carrollton cops use Facebook to catch criminals

8:44 PM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
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CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The Carrollton Police Department is using social media as a weapon to fight crime. 

According to the city's crime prevention officer, six suspects were positively identified through videos and photos posted on the departments Facebook and YouTube accounts in one day. 

Officer Lyle says a man sitting in the police department headquarters positively identified a man in one video and continued to identify people from other videos. 

The department says they hope they will continue to be successful using social media as a tool to solve crimes. 

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