The next time you get pulled over, don’t worry. The American Civil Liberties Union has your back.
New Jersey’s ACLU has created an app that lets you record cops during a police encounter, the Star-Ledger reported Tuesday.
The app can record video and audio, according to a video the ACLU made about the app. The app also includes a section called “Know Your Rights,” which tells you what recourse you have if police arrest you or stop you in your car, on the street, or at home.
Once you start to record, the app will go into “stealth mode,” which makes the screen go black, according to the Star-Ledger.
“Police often videotape civilians and civilians have a constitutionally protected right to videotape police,” New Jersey’s American Civil Liberties Union policy counsel Alexander Shalom, told the Ledger. “When people know they’re being watched, they tend to behave well.”
And just in case they don’t behave so well, the app, which is currently only available for Android users, can upload the recordings straight to the ACLU.
So in case cops catch what’s happening, they can’t easily delete the files.
Check out the ACLU’s description of the app:
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