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Teens Create Mobile App To Rate And Review Law Enforcement
Three teen siblings from Georgia have released an app that helps citizens monitor law enforcement conduct.
Fourteen-year-old Caleb Christian was concerned with the number of police brutality cases in the news and decided to take action. Together, with his two older sisters, Ima Christain and Asha Christian, they developed mobile app company — Pinetart Inc., from which the Five-O mobile app was born.
According to the official website, the Five-O app has the following purpose:
Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer. It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired. These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured. Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.
“We’d like to know which regions in the US 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”, says Co-founder and Parkview High School senior, Ima Christian.
The app became available to both Apple and Android users as of Aug. 18.
For more information about the creators and the app click here.
Take a look at how it works below!
(Photo Credit: Pinetart Inc.)