Cellphones Illegally Nabbed After Times Square Shooting
Police don't tell bystanders they need permission or a court order
Minutes after the shooting, video of the episode, which included audio of hammerlike gun shots, shouts of officers ordering the crowd to "move back," and cursing from stunned spectators, was all over the Internet. Several witnesses posted their video on YouTube or Facebook and provided it to television stations. Viewers were riveted.
The video also caught the attention of law enforcement officials.