Your rights when observing the police
Whether you’re interested in witnessing on your own to prevent police misconduct, starting a copwatching group with friends, participating in Winnipeg Copwatch patrols, or just learning more skills, this workshop is for you. It covers the following topics, among others.
- Camera techniques. How do these things work, anyway? And what kind of footage is useful?
- De-escalation. Avoiding making the situation more dangerous.
- Your rights when observing police. What you can and can’t do.
Know your rights when interacting with the police
This is a more general workshop aimed at all kinds of situations.
- What are my rights when being searched?
- Do I have to show the police my ID if they ask?
- How can I try to address to inappropriate behaviour by the police?
- What are my rights if I’ve been arrested?
- When do I have to talk to police?
We’ve hosted other workshops in the past, ranging from an intensive workshop on video techniques to graphic design skills. If you have interest in another topic, or would like to help us develop a workshop around another topic, please get in touch. We’re interested in topics in
- conflict resolution and restorative justice
- harm reduction
- neighbourhood safety
- much more…