A Bay Area teenager is inventing an app to tackle police
brutality. 17-year-old George Hofstetter
created the app CopStop
which aims to inform users on the
best behavioral practices when being apprehended by police
officers.

CopStop is being developed by his own company George
Hofstetter Technologies Inc. which he founded when he was just
16 years old. The app will essentially a digitalized
version of the conversation Black parents often have with
children about being approached by law enforcement official.

The app has yet to be released as
the young techie has to fix a few errors. But it may be a while
before we get to see it as his main focus is applying to
college. In the meantime,
apps Five-O, Cop Watch and I’m Getting Arrested
are also
focused on ensuring users’ safety around cops.

Hofstetter also has another app in
the works
called Connect the Dots
. The app will allow Black students
attending predominantly white institutions to connect with
another.

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