Sunday, May 10, 2015
Two LSU students, Wilborn Nobles (LSU School of Journalism) and Elbis Bolton (LSU School of Engineering) have developed an app that can upload videos and photos of citizen encounters with police to the media. The app, called Police Officer Watchdog Event Reporter (or POWER), can run on Android phones and will soon be available for Apple devices. Mr. Nobles and Mr. Bolton have already won prizes for their app.
The students' advisor on the project, Jay Shelledy, compared the app to officer body cams as a way to obtain information about events involving police.
More about the students and their work here from the Baton Rouge Advocate.