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Social media: The digital fingerprint

  • law enforcement is using social media to assist in its investigations
  • Mike Brooks served 26 years with Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department


Social media is playing a big role in criminal investigations and trials like in the George Zimmerman case.

Zimmerman and his attorneys have raised hundreds of thousands dollars by soliciting donations online. And, Judge Debra Nelson ruled that Zimmerman's defense team will have access to Trayvon Martin's social media records.

READ MORE: A gag order could hurt Zimmerman's ability to raise money


Social media isn't just being used by lawyers.  In this video, In Session's law enforcement analyst, Mike Brooks, discusses how law enforcement is using social media in its investigations.

Hit Mike Brooks up on Twitter at @tvdetective.

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