People who worked at Citizen describe how the app grew to a vigilante force that put a bounty on the wrong person's head.
Workers in Kenya and Nepal listened to police radio in American cities to fill Citizen with content. They were recently fired without severance.
A push notification informed users of the exact location of an alleged break-in, plus copious shaky video uploaded by Citizen users.
The move shows that Citizen hasn't given up on the idea of on-demand private security.
Citizen sought access to LAPD data and took a tour of an LAPD facility, according to emails obtained by Motherboard.
After Citizen's CEO Andrew Frame offered a $30,000 bounty on the wrong person, LAPD officers said they would no longer work with Citizen.
An internal Citizen document says that the Baltimore Police Department will still give Citizen access once the city encrypts its communications.
A wildfire in a Los Angeles neighborhood led to a troubling manhunt.
Apple updated it's App Store policy about reporting alleged criminal activity after the incident, but has not given any specifics on why it made these changes.
Internal documents, messages, and roadmaps show how crime app Citizen is pushing the boundary of what a private, app-enabled vigilante force may be capable of.