03/15/2011 09:29 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago First City With Citizens Sending Photos, Videos To 911

Chicago has become the first U.S. city to allow residents calling 911 to send photos and videos of the incidents from their cell phones, officials say.

All the images are sent to the police department's crime-prevention information center, which reviews them to see whether they should be distributed to first responders or detectives investigating the incident.

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