Google ‘Waze’ app coming under fire by LAPD chief

(CNN)

(CNN) — Google’s “Waze” traffic app is coming under fire by one of the nation’s top cops. The Los Angeles chief of police wants Google to delete a feature that lets users report officer locations. The social app’s data is crowd-sourced by users entering real-time information. Drivers can report accidents, traffic jams or speed traps from the road.

LA’s chief says tagging the location of police can endanger officers’ lives. He says the man who shot two New York City police in their patrol car had used the Waze app.

A company spokeswoman says the app has support from law enforcement. She adds users often drive more safely around police activity.

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