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If pulled over as a driver, you must identify yourself upon request. Passengers do not have to, unless the officer is issuing them a citation. Keep your seatbelt on. Make it clear you're exercising your rights to remain silent and not identify yourself. You have the right to ask officers to identify themselves.Read more
You do not have to identify yourself, even when asked. You have the right to ask why an officer is questioning you. Ask them whether you're under arrest and if you're free to leave. If you are not under arrest and free to leave, you have the right to walk away. Do not run or draw attention to yourself while doing so.Read more
You do not have to answer any questions. You do not have to let them in, unless they have a search warrant. You have the right to ask to see that search warrant before letting them in. You do not have to identify yourself — neither do your guests. Do not lie or provide any false information.Read more
The Boston Police Accountability Project (or Boston Cop Track) was assembled after learning of the Boston Police Department's intentions to construct their own misconduct interface. Given their well-known history of sweeping things under the rug, there exists a clear conflict of interest.
Their data keeping practices leave much to be desired, and the terms they use can be hard to decipher. This is without a doubt a product of the department's design. Further research has revealed that these issues have been prevalent within the BPD for decades.
For the sake of data transparency and accessibility, this interface was constructed. It's our hope that the citizens of Boston can utilize this interface as a tool to stay safe and informed — having full access to the info the BPD has always been trying to hide.