The following is a transcript of the @ArlingtonPD Tweetalong Friday 06/07/2012. Everything is written verbatim as it was supplied on twitter [square brackets show mine or others input] Times listed are times in which tweets were posted – Not actual times of resonse.
[Japanese media rode along during this tweetalong with Officer McDonnel and Sgt Cook to highlight Arlington Police Department’s use of social media from an international perspective. They saw an Associated Press Story on Arlington PD recently and flew in from Los Angeles]
9:27 am: Noboru, Mayumi & Hiro from the LA Bureau of NHK, Japan’s sole public broadcaster & largest media outlet, are our guests
9:36 am: They were very interested in our #tweetalongs & made a trip down to good ole Texas to experience a ride out w/Sgt. Cook & Ofcr McDonnell
9:37 am: Thank you to our followers for making our #tweetalongs so much fun and we look forward to another exciting day with y’all! Are ya ready?!
9:38 am: Ofcr McDonnell, Sgt Cook, Noboru, Mayumi & Hiro are all set to go for our #tweetalong! pic.twitter.com/HQEIu6mz
9:52 am: Onscene at a major accident on Cooper Street.
9:56 am: Ofcr. McDonnell briefing Japanese media on this two car crash. A small passenger car vs. station wagon pic.twitter.com/JJMYhG0A
9:58 am: Heavy front end damage on small passenger car. No life threatening injuries however. 1 party transported pic.twitter.com/T2H0KZeD
9:58 am: we are at a 2 vehicle accident on northbound Cooper Street and California.
The accident was at the 2800 block of S Cooper Street. The crossroad is 1100 California Lane.
10:14 am: performing a traffic stop on S Cooper St for a brake light violation. She will be issued a verbal warning. pic.twitter.com/llsoztLz
10:25 am: Sgt Cook briefing our Japanese Media guests on an incident that occured this past Sun. pic.twitter.com/nGAwbEF8
10:49 am: light at Americana and S Cooper St is out. Traffic unit is Onscene working on it. pic.twitter.com/acVi6acA
11:06 am: performing a traffic stop w/b I20 at Park Springs. pic.twitter.com/N4CfrbN7
11:07 am: driver of the vehicle received a citation for speeding. He was going 79 mph in a 60 mph.
11:10 am: Sgt Cook issuing the citation. pic.twitter.com/TERPXjp0
11:19 am: enroute to an investigation call in south Arlington.
11:34 am: vic was stabbed in the leg & sus fled the scene. At this point investigation will continue on what occured pic.twitter.com/pxuCidxj
11:54 am: Noboru is providing interview on why the Japanese media flew down to visit with APD on social media pic.twitter.com/zrSf8rEp
12:37 pm: Getting a lesson on chopsticks from Noboru. They are enjoying their visit. pic.twitter.com/B0k9W86C
12:41 pm: Lunch almost ready. pic.twitter.com/uiMa7Rqo
12:43 pm: We will be back in a few… pic.twitter.com/qU3I5VLr
2:02 pm: we are Onscene on an investigation where an officer needed assistance on east side.
2:05 pm: Ofcr. McDonnell interviewing a person in relation to this investigation. pic.twitter.com/CPzwEBWZ
2:06 pm: Sgt. Yowell briefing the Japanese media that this call is unrelated to a burglary investigation from earlier pic.twitter.com/KAQTD6Cu
2:24 pm: we stopped vehicle with expired inspection on East side. pic.twitter.com/lGt5iXi3
2:45 pm: driver was cited for no insurance, exp inspect & no valid dl. He didn’t have any ID on him so we had to investigate who he was.
2:58 pm: Sorry folks, the #tweetalong is going to be over an hour early. We have lots to do with our Guests with behind the scenes stuff at APD!
2:59 pm: thank u so much for following us! C ya in less than 2 weeks! As always, be safe out there!
4:17 pm: The Japanese media were very grateful in being able to meet with Chief Bowman at conclusion of event today pic.twitter.com/ZE44rREi
4:39 pm: Asst. Police James Hawthorne interviewing w/Japanese media on the significance of social media. pic.twitter.com/pTCM0NRv
[@patrickmwalker1 asked: What do Noboru, Mayumi and Hiro think about the #tweetalong? What has their reaction been? Answer from @ArlingtonPD: so far it is very interesting. Every step is very amazing.