There is little public faith in the Office of Police Complaints. An office known to be deficient in the services it provides, the Office of Police Complaints consistently finds only 15% of public complaints filed to be substantiated. Even fewer than that result in any sort of reparations for victims of police brutality and misconduct. The Stop Police Terror DC "See Something, Say Something" of Stop Police Terror Project DC encourages citizens in the District of Columbia to report instances of police brutality and misconduct as they witness it, to a movement that works for the interest of the public.
Information gathered from the public will be used to nationally and internationally expose ongoing police abuses in the District, and to document abusive practices by the police. The ACLU has testified that MPD 1) Does not provide documentation when they stop individuals in situations that do not result in arrest, and 2) Fails to document whether or not searches conducted are consensual. By receiving reports directly from the public, Stop Police Terror Project DC will be able to track when, where, and how many instances of reported police abuses are occurring. With documented information on the nature of such abuses, we will be able to develop a detailed picture for the public of how militarized, racist policing practices manifest themselves in the nation's capital.
Were you victimized by police in the District or on the metro? Did you witness someone else being abused by police in the District or on the metro? Complete the form below to help us document and expose police misconduct.
While we are taking a number of steps to preserve your anonymity, in the current era of mass surveillance, we must all be more vigilant. We encourage everyone submitting information to take all available steps to protect your online identity. More information on how you can do this can be found here: https://prism-break.org/en/
The Stop Police Terror Project DC is an all-volunteer movement. We will record all reports, but we cannot follow up on each case we receive. The easiest way to ensure follow up on as many cases as possible is to volunteer to be a part of our See Something, Say Something network.