Digital Evidence and Police Brutality

August 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Kamari Clarke is a professor of anthropology at UCLA. Her work explores how social media and geospatial technologies are being used in litigation and as a “human rights technology revolution”. Using a case study underway, she will discuss how digital techniques can be used to map police violations through an examination of larger and sustained racism against black people.

Bora Erden from SITU Research worked with Amnesty International using visual investigation techniques to explain the use of tear gas against peaceful protesters and the toxicity and lack of training around its use, and will also discuss event reconstructions of protests.

Andrea Lampros from the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law will present on the work of the Investigations Lab, which recently contributed to reporting by the Washington Post on U.S. protests and police violence and Amnesty International's tear gas investigation.

Lindsay Freeman, also from the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law, will present on the Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations, which provides international standards and guidelines for handling digital evidence collected from the internet for legal accountability purposes.

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