An application to discreetly record police activity in USA has been launched by a US Civil Rights Group. The application ‘Police Tape’ is free of cost and the Civil Rights group says that the application will help to boost police force accountability. Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) at New Jersey Says that the recorded ‘Police Tape’, “allows people to discreetly record and store interactions with Police.”
Executive director of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) office, Deborah Jacobs, says that the application is ”an essential tool for police accountability,”.
“Too often, incidents of serious misconduct go unreported because citizens don’t feel that they will be believed.”
The ‘Police Tape’ application is a recorder which unlike other traditional recorders disappears from the screen once it is launched which makes it rather easier to hide that a recording is actually running. The recording is then sent to ACLU for further analysis and safe keeping.
The ‘Police Tape’ application contains legal advice on rights of citizens which are confronted by the police. The website of ACLU,New Jersey Lists some of the court rulings that helps recognize citizens’ rights to record police activity. The application is available for download on website of the ACLU,New Jersey. The site also says that a similar application for iOS will also soon be available on the website.
Source: Times Of India