App Developed To Document Police Brutality

In the wake of all that’s going on in Ferguson, MO due to the shooting death of unarmed teen, Mike Brown, a mobile app was built that empowers citizens “to record and store data from every encounter with law enforcement.” The reports made can be shared and used by the community to rate individual officers, and police departments as a whole. The app also includes a “know your rights” section, complete with information from the American Civil Liberties Union.

The app is called”Five-O,” and was developed by  three high schoolers from Decatur, Georgia —Caleb Christian, 14 and his two sisters, Ima 16, and Asha 15. “We’ve been hearing about the negative instances in the news, for instance most recently the Michael Brown case, and we always talk about these issues with our parents,” Ima Christian told Business Insider. “They always try to reinforce that we should focus on solutions. It’s important to talk about the issues, but they try to make us focus on finding solutions. That made us think why don’t we create an app to help us solve this problem.”

The app is available for Android devices, iOS, and IPhone.