Justin.tv Being Investigated By Florida Police

Posted Nov 24, 2008

Justin.tv, the live streaming video web service is being investigated by police in Florida.  The police is determined to find out what Justin.tv’s role was in the suicide case of a teenager last week.  Abraham Biggs Jr. wrote that he was going to kill himself with prescription drugs on a live webcam streaming on Justin.tv.

Several members of the discussion board called the police.  The police showed up about 12 hours after Biggs posted his first note on bodybuilding.com.  After Biggs died on live video, some of the most disturbing comments started appearing and Justin.tv deleted the video.  The Pembroke Pines Police Department are looking into the role that the members of Justin.tv played in the suicide case.

“We regret that this has occurred and want to respect the privacy of the broadcaster and his family during this time,” stated Justin.tv CEO Michael Seibel.

InformationWeek also points out that in several cases, including in the state of New York, “anyone who advises someone to commit suicide can be charged with manslaughter.”