Minnesota ACLU Announces App to Record Police Interactions
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is launching a free mobile app that will allow users to record interactions with police and submit video to the ACLU if they feel their rights were violated.
The app, called Mobile Justice MN, was launched Friday in 11 states, including Minnesota. It's already available in eight states.
The ACLU says video recorded on the app will be transmitted to the ACLU and saved, even if the user's cellphone is seized or destroyed.
It also allows users to alert others to their location, so more people could come to the scene.
St. Paul Police Federation president David Titus says officers are used to being recorded, but the alert function is troubling because it could encourage citizens to flock to an unsecure police incident.