By: Martin Kaste
When should police be able to deactivate your social media account?
The question is becoming more urgent, as people use real-time connections in the middle of critical incidents involving law enforcement.
In the case of Korryn Gaines in Baltimore County, Md., earlier this month, police said that a suspect actively using a social media connection makes a standoff worse.
Gaines posted videos to Instagram of the unfolding standoff with police, who were outside her apartment trying to get her to surrender. After an hours-long standoff, Gaines was shot and killed by Baltimore County police.