This app will automatically record your conversation when you get pulled over

In light of the recent high-profile killings of

Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless

other Black people at the hands of police.

tension between members of the police

force and civilians are higher than ever.

If you’re worried about being treated unfairly

by cops if and when you get pulled over.

a good samaritan named Robert Petersen has

created a Shortcut that will automatically

record your interaction as evidence.

The Shortcut, called “I’m getting pulled over,” “pauses

any music that may be playing, turns down your

brightness and volume and turns on Do Not Disturb”.

It then “sends a message to the contact of your

choosing letting them know you’re being pulled

over and what your current location is”.

Finally, it “opens your front camera and

starts a video recording so you have a

video record of being pulled over”.

Once the encounter is over and you stop

recording, your phone “sends a copy of the video

to a contact you specify … and gives you the

option to send to iCloud Drive or Dropbox”.

All you have to do to activate it is

say, “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over”.

The Shortcut, which utilizes the

Shortcuts app launched in 2018, is “the

civilian equivalent” of a police officer’s

body cam, according to Petersen.

Though Petersen’s app is only available for iPhone

users, similar apps like Stop and Frisk Watch are

available for both Android and iPhone devices

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