The Network for the Elimination of Police Violence (NEPV) would like to
present its newest community tool: "Filming the Police - A Basic Guide,"
attached here as a PDF and available for download
As the Guide's introduction states: "People filming the police can
discourage police brutality and harassment - letting the cops know that
their actions are being recorded, and that they will be held accountable
for acts of harassment and abuse. Although it is important to resist police
brutality by taking cops to court, filing complaints and holding
demonstrations, it is also crucial for us to be prepared when police
activity takes place, letting the police know that we will hold them
accountable for their behaviour in our communities. Monitoring of police is
a crucial first step towards building a movement capable of stopping police
violence, and of challenging the increasingly powerful role of police in
This Guide was put together by NEPV, a network of organizations in Toronto
coordinating community-based responses to police violence. It builds on
efforts of similar initiatives in the US and UK and is published in
Anti-copyright. It provides a basic guide to the practice of filming the
police and a 'Know Your Rights'-section that is adapted to Ontario, Canada.
NEPV is currently in dialogue with targeted communities to start training
sessions on filming the police. We acknowledge that these trainings may not
reach everyone we would like to reach; therefore, we draw particular
attention here to the section 'Your Safety'. Discuss the contents of the
guide with friends or colleagues and take what is useful for you. Do go
out, but stay safe!
In addition, please see NEPV's Cop Watch Toronto app, also mentioned in the
We offer this Guide in the hope that it can be one of the many tools that
marginalised communities already use to stop acts of police violence.
Please share it widely.
Network for the Elimination of Police Violence (NEPV)
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