How are a group of teenagers trying to engender accountability among police officers?

Answer: Five-O

by News Staff / August 19, 2014

Caleb Christian, 14, and his two sisters — Ima, 16, and Asha, 15 — created a mobile app called Five-O that allows users to rate police officers and submit instances of abuse or positive interactions. The app also allows users to search reports submitted by other users, find local police stations, learn about their rights and organize community events.

"We’ve been hearing about the negative instances in the news, for instance most recently the Michael Brown case, and we always talk about these issues with our parents," Ima Christian told Business Insider. "They always try to reinforce that we should focus on solutions. It's important to talk about the issues, but they try to make us focus on finding solutions. That made us think why don't we create an app to help us solve this problem."

The app was released on Aug. 18 for Apple and Android devices.
Check back soon for Government Technology's in-depth coverage of the Five-O app.