ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The American Civil Liberties Union has developed a phone app to hold officers more accountable.
The Mobile Justice app informs people when and where they can record police officers.
To get their point across, the organization played a video from Officer Padilla’s lapel camera.
He is accused of kneeing a DWI suspect in the groin and deleting a witness’s cell phone video of the arrest.
ACLU leaders say the video would not have been deleted if the witness used their new app.
“That would have never happened because the Mobile Justice app not only saves a copy of the recording to your phone, it also uploads to secure ACLU server,” Micah McCoy.
The app is free and available in both English and Spanish.