Surveillance cameras help police solve crimes

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - St. Louis police departments have turned to social media and sharing surveillance video and pictures more frequently to help solve crimes. As technology continues to advance, so too does the quality of surveillance images.

"The better the video, the more information we can get,” said Lisa Pisciotta. “It's nice that people recognizes the picture on television. It’s nice that the video is clear and concise. The better the cameras, the better the video."

After the riots in Ferguson, St. Louis County police posted surveillance videos of looting. The videos helped police make some arrests in many of the looting cases.

More and more business owners are starting to add video cameras that are always recording inside and outside their store which can also help some police departments identify criminals.

"It's nice that business are putting them up and offering that information to police," said Pisciotta.