North Ave. Traffic Stop


Two copwatchers came upon a police stop at North Ave and Boulevard and began filming. Police stated that the copwatchers were not allowed to film, accused them of blocking the sidewalk, told them to "leave, right now," and ignored requests for identification.

Interview with Police Insider on Department Corruption

James Griffin was deputized to work for the Sumter County police department in Georgia. He gives Copwatch a report on corruption and misconduct within his department. He also offers insight into police policies and culture which contribute to corruption in the APD and other departments.

Mountain Justice EPA Protest


Copwatch of East Atlanta was observing a mountain justice demonstration on March 1st, 2010 in front of the EPA office in Atlanta. While filming the police line in front of the building the following interaction took place. The videographer was told by a Federal Protection Services officer that he could not film the front of the building from the sidewalk, that it was illegal. When the videographer requested the officers name and badge number the officer refused to provide them. Instead he asked for the videographers ID, and then immediately walked away.

Two Arrests in Edgewood


Copwatch documented two arrests taking place in Edgewood. One of the officers involved ordered us to stop filming, grabbed our camera for a moment, and forced us away from the scene.

Georgia State University cops harass activists


A group of activists with the group "Food Not Bombs" were in Hurt Park serving food to the homeless. A large group of officers approached the activists and Copwatch began filming.

Officer J. Spears demanded that we stop filming him. The camera person explained that he was only observing, and had no intention of interfering with anything.


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