lineuplogo.jpgAttention, wannabe detectives: It’s time to put down that Dashiell Hammett novel and join the SFPD in their new weekly segment they’re calling “The Line-Up.”

No, it’s not a David Simon show, but a handy way for SFPD to use our social media-connected city to identify suspects committing crimes.

According to SFPD, every week a new set of photos or video will go up on the SFPD website with stills of the suspect and a short summary of the event.

A police detective’s contact number will accompany each entry. Tipsters can choose to remain anonymous, SFPD says.

The inaugural Line-Up post has a stun gun assault police say was captured by surveillance.

The attack occurred Thursday, November 15 at 9:27 PM on the 600 block of Polk Street, which is near Turk.

The suspect is described as a 6’2″ 40-50 year old black male weighing about 200 lbs. who is dressed in a rather dapper fashion for a taser attack, with an overcoat and fedora.

If you have any information on this incident, contact Sgt. Sullivan at (415) 614-3425.

Says SFPD via press release, “Remember, you have the power to make a difference in our community. Be a crime fighter and help us in identifying these criminals.”

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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