Bronx students create app to report alleged police brutality

A group of Bronx students has created a platform that they hope will inform people about alleged police brutality.

A group of Bronx students has created a platform that they hope will inform people about alleged police brutality.

A group of Bronx students has created a platform that they hope will inform people about alleged police brutality. (7/24/16)

THE BRONX - A group of Bronx students has created a platform that they hope will inform people about alleged police brutality.

Takhim Haque says a couple of years ago his friends were stopped by a police officer who claimed they matched the description of troublemakers in the neighborhood. 

"The police tackled one of my friends and he got bruises on his entire body," Haque says.

Since then, the 17-year-old student and some classmates at the Bronx Academy of Software Engineering have created an app called “Protect and Swerve” to allow people to record and share cases of alleged police misconduct. 

Even though platforms like Facebook and YouTube are available for people to post videos, Haque says there's something about his app that separates it from what is already out there. He says that the problem with Facebook and YouTube is that they don't “geotag” events.

Every time a user uploads a video on "Protect and Swerve," an tag indicates where the incident happened on a map, and if you click on the tag you will see information about the person involved.

The app is available on Google Play.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 1 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Police have made an arrest in connection with 2 Police arrest man accused of hiding body parts at Hunts Point waste station
Norwood residents are advocating for more security and 3 Residents demand better security, lighting after man beaten in lobby
Police say the 22-year-old victim was found shot 4 Police: Man injured in Crotona Parkway shooting
Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 5 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE