Reports are only posted publicly if you request it and if CopWatch believes it will not escalate danger against you or any victim or witness.
This online "make a report" form is part of an effort:
- To gather info and to track and expose abuses by local police and other government agencies and employees;
- To document abuses (in a non-intimidating setting) so we can support victims, their families, witnesses, and other people who are likely to be victimized.
- To create an extensive record of human rights violations
To work toward holding accountable the perpetrators of government violence and abuse.
- To understand dangerous and oppressive trends by police and other government agencies.