Woman Arrested for "Contempt of Cop" While Feeding Homeless


Caroline Croland was arrested on June 1st, 2014 while volunteering with Atlanta Food Not Bombs, a group which serves food to homeless people. Her supposed crime was questioning why the cops were harassing Food Not Bombs.

APD Officer S. Camille was harrassing and detaining another volunteer, and seemed to be targetting the group. Angered by this, Caroline shouted at the officer "Why can't we share a meal every sunday without state harassment? Why? Answer me!"

Cobb County Police Threaten Civilian with Gun for Filming Arrest, Delete Footage


On May 31st a civilian was at Cobb County Jail visiting a friend when an arrest occurred outside. He began filming with his cell phone. One police officer responded by pointed his handgun at the civilian and ordered him to stop filming and to go back inside the jail. Once inside a detective and other police officials approached him and coerced him into handing over his phone so they could copy the footage, threatening him with arrest if he didn't comply. After getting his phone back from the detective he found that the footage had been deleted off of his phone.

Edgewood Roadblock Leads to SWAT Team Attack on Neighboring House


On May 11th, 2013 Atlanta Police (APD) conducted a roadblock on Mayson Ave and Hardee St in the Edgewood Neighborhood. A man who lived a few houses down from the roadblock parked in front of his house and was going inside when officers came from the intersection and began demanding his ID. The man did not pass through the roadblock and did not feel he needed to comply. He was peppersprayed before he entered his house and a SWAT team was called. A standoff ensued.

Response to Recent Inaccurate Claims

Copwatch was surprised to read in East Atlanta Patch that the Kirkwood Neighborhood Association had censured our organization, and we were shocked to see the reasons they cited. All three of the accusations against Copwatch are false, and it's troubling that they got this far before we were given a chance to address them. Hopefully we can dispel them now: