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Subject: Immigration
Type: Media Coverage

Cop watch group holding police video training session Tuesday night in Port Richmond

Members of the Justice Committee are holding a training session Tuesday night in Port Richmond to show citizens how to properly capture police incidents on video.

The Watch the Cops event will be at Make the Road New York at 161 Port Richmond Ave. from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

The group will provide free hands-on training on how to monitor and document the police as safely and effectively as possible, according to a flier provided by the organizers.

Participants will hit the streets with smartphones and small video cameras trying to determine which incidents to tape. Other important tips include to note the time, date and location of the incident and not to post the video online without the civilian’s consent.

Staten Island is the fourth borough to host a training session since the citywide series kicked off in the Bronx Sept. 30.

Citizens taping police incidents came to the forefront after Eric Garner’s chokehold death in police custody July 17 was captured on video by Ramsey Orta.

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