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Indigenous people keen to be trained in filming interactions with police

Updated: Feb 28, 2018

The Guardian


More than 20 communities show interest in Copwatch, which aims to generate better policing practices and curb abuse



More than 20 Indigenous communities have expressed interest in a proposed training course on filming interactions with police in an attempt to address complaints about over-policing and police abuse.


The project, dubbed Copwatch, intends to send lawyers and media professionals to communities to provide training on safely recording interactions with police and other authority figures, and how to engage with social media. Participants would also learn about the use of such footage as evidence in any complaints or cases...


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jul/13/indigenous-people-keen-to-be-trained-in-filming-interactions-with-police

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