Interest in Community Police Watch Training Soars as Courses Go Online

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Interest in Community Police Watch Training Soars as Courses Go Online

Published by SF Public Press

Interest in monitoring and cataloging police conduct has skyrocketed following the Black Lives Matter protests and the onslaught of videos of police violence, according to an organization that specializes in this work.

Berkeley Copwatch, a group that has been filming and tracking local police misconduct for 30 years, reports that attendance at its training seminars has surged 20-fold in the last few months. Prior to COVID-19 lockdowns, the organization would routinely host small, intimate know-your-rights training classes for community members in the Bay Area who wanted to learn how to document police actions. Read Full Article