ACLU urges download of Mobile Justice app
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The ACLU is now urging people to download their Mobile Justice app in response to the new body camera law.
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The app allows users to record an incident and send at copy of the video to ACLU staff within seconds.
There, videos will be monitored and reviewed for criminal activity.
Staff members say the app will become more important with the new body cam and dash cam restrictions.
Mike Meno, ACLU NC spokesperson, "these incidents in Minnesota and Louisiana would not be in the national conversation if it wasn't for citizens taking out of their phone and hitting record. And in North Carolina it's going to be much, much more difficult for the public to use body camera and dash camera to hold police officers accountable to have transparency."
The ACLU says that you have the right to film, photograph, or record police officers.
However, they also warn that although your conduct may be lawful, recording an officer's activities may result in arrest and could include physical injury.