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How Citizen Turns Crime-Tracking Into a Dangerous Form of Vigilantism

Billed as a safety app, Citizen looks to be taking that mission to the extremes. The company's push to capitalize on vigilante behavior can pose big risks, experts say. In one case, its Chief Executive personally funded a manhunt to find a Los Angeles arsonist, only to have identified the wrong person. And Citizen at one point explored forming a security force that it envisioned would have police powers. Take a closer look at this controversial app.

How Citizen Turns Crime-Tracking Into a Dangerous Form of Vigilantism

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