Profiling the Police

Description | WITNESS partnered with the community-based organization El Grito de Sunset Park to study over 300 videos from their collection of eyewitness videos depicting police misconduct and abuse spanning a dozen years. Going beyond headline-grabbing instances of police violence, our project “Profiling the Police” aims to expose the day-to-day pressure, surveillance and harassment that residents in heavily-policed neighborhoods—most often people of color—like Sunset Park face on a regular basis.  

The project has produced initial analysis from the videos we reviewed, a model database structure, a framework for reporting on officers repeatedly involved in misconduct, and toolkit to share our learnings and recommended tools with other communities, activist groups, lawyers and journalists working with collections of police violence videos. Explore the project at:

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