Ga. High Schoolers Develop Police-Accountability App

Teens Caleb, Ima and Asha Christian have created a police-monitoring app that could hold police accountable. It couldn’t have been released at a better time.

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Three teen siblings from Georgia — Caleb, Ima and Asha Christian — have released an app that could bring about more police accountability, reports Black Youth Project. The Five-O app will allow users to rate their interactions with police officers. Released on Monday, the app comes at a pertinent time as protesters rally in Ferguson, Mo., after the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.

Caleb Christian, 14, was worried about several cases of police brutality that he’d heard about in the news and decided to develop an app with the help of his sisters to cull information about police ratings in each region of the country.

“We’d like to know which regions in the U.S. provide horrible law-enforcement services, as well as highlight the agencies that are highly rated by their citizens. In addition to putting more power into the hands of citizens when interacting with law enforcement, we believe that highly rated police departments should be used as models for those that fail at providing quality law-enforcement services,” said Ima Christian in a press release from the siblings’ business, Pinetart Inc.

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