Don't post videos of alleged crimes online, police say

Speak with police before posting a video of an alleged crime you saw

Should you post that video?

7 years ago
Duration 2:09
There are many cases where people are posting videos of alleged crimes online. But police say that can do more harm than good.

Posting that alleged crime you recorded may do more harm than good, York Regional Police are warning.

While you have a right to do that, police say it can hinder an investigation.

"We certainly wouldn't want someone who's completely innocent portrayed as someone that could potentially be a criminal," Const. Andy Pattenden told CBC News.

He said owners of the videos should speak with police first if a crime has been committed.

Watch the video to see Michelle Cheung's report.