For 30 years, groups of ordinary people from communities across the country have come together to resist police violence by documenting incidents of abuse. Eye-witness and video accounts from thousands of observers over the years have boldly challenged the actions and credibility of the cops. From its inception as a tactic in maintaining slavery to its current role in the repression of political movements and marginalized people, the very institution of policing is being challenged like never before.

Join us for a national gathering to share and build our collective work, and to celebrate 30 years of Copwatch and other organizations involved in the struggle to document police conduct and defend our communities and movements against police violence and abuse.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the gathering will be pushed back to 2021. In the meantime, please fill out this survey to share your contact information, indicate what you’d like to see at this convening, and let us know a little about the work you are doing.

PEOPLE'S DATABASE FOR

POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY

Berkeley Copwatch is excited to announce that the People’s Database is finally ready to be downloaded and used by Copwatch groups and other organizations working to track police misconduct. This free tool could be a game-changer for organizers who want to ensure that the everyday abuses committed by police officers are recorded, archived and able to be used to alert our communities when particular officers or police practices threaten the pubic safety.

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COPWATCH IS 30 YEARS OLD!

News

June 4, 2020

Copwatch is holding a Know Your Rights training this Saturday from 11 am - 1 pm.

Learn:

* What to do if you are stopped by police

* Your legal rights during a detention

* Techniques for documenting abuse

* How to respond to police misconduct

* Resources available to help you preserve evidence


Register for the Zoom meeting in advance to get the meeting invite!

View the Facebook event page.

May 27, 2020

As we mourn the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police, we know more than ever that we must organize to track police in our communities, gather evidence and document their abuses. Officers who abuse must be fired and exposed! We can wage campaigns to expose them wherever they go. Berkeley Copwatch and WITNESS have been working on this tool for the past three years. Please download it, use it and make them accountable for...

May 27, 2020

"I can't breathe". 6 years ago, Eric Garner was choked to death by the NYPD. Today, we learned that George Floyd was suffocated to death by Minneapolis police. Have police learned nothing since Eric Garner's death? This is inexcusable. We demand JUSTICE NOW!

May 18, 2020

Berkeley Copwatch is excited to announce that the People’s Database is finally ready to be downloaded and used by Copwatch groups and other organizations working to track police misconduct. This free tool could be a game-changer for organizers who want to ensure that the everyday abuses committed by police officers are recorded, archived and able to be used to alert our communities when particular officers or police practices...

May 16, 2020

Join us for a Know Your Rights Zoom training on Tuesday. This training is going to focus on outreach workers and anyone dealing with police and trying to safe on the streets.

*Specifically for outreach workers and anyone dealing with police and trying to safe on the streets*

Topic: Copwatch Know Your Rights Training
Time: May 19, 2020 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83950626113?pw...

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