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The pros/cons when videos capture police shootings




City officials say the trash problem on LA's Skid Row has gotten out of hand. A massive cleanup is now underway.
City officials say the trash problem on LA's Skid Row has gotten out of hand. A massive cleanup is now underway.
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The investigation continues into Sunday's police shooting death in Los Angeles' Skid Row.

But this encounter was captured on video by a bystander -- a video that's gone viral and has been seen by millions.

That could complicate the official investigation because, no matter the eventually ruling, many people have already drawn their own conclusions based on what they saw online.

 Lisa Graziano, professor of criminal justice at Cal State L.A.,  specializes in policing, technology and the Internet.

She tells Take Two that videos are a double-edged sword: they force police to be more transparent, but also are ammunition for those who implicitly distrust law enforcement.