A group of innovators in Chicago have gone ahead and created an innovative new smartphone app, set to launch in early December, that is designed to make it easier for people to rate police interactions in order to better hold police accountable for their interactions.
Dubbed 'Excuse Me Officer', this app allows users to rate their experiences with police whether they are positive or negative. What's great about the app is that it puts the onus on police to do their jobs as well as they can, and gives citizens the ability to celebrate police for doing a difficult job well, or indeed provide feedback for interactions that could have been handled in a better way.
In a climate of increasing tension between police and certain communities in Chicago, this app aims to foster accountability.
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