Bristol Copwatch is a new community-focused police monitoring group.
We are a fiercely independent grass roots community project and police monitoring organisation. Our objectives are street based monitoring of problem officers and units in targeted communities across Bristol and Avon and Somerset.
We offer ongoing support and have contacts at some of the best criminal defence and actions against the police law firms in the UK. We have a good understanding of the law and our rights when dealing with the police on the streets and are always happy to pass on knowledge and experiences.
We actively campaign to raise awareness and push for changes in discriminatory and racist policing practices. We like many others want to see an end to Section 60 and disproportionate use of force against black people, a significant change in how the police respond to mental health crisis and believe that in 2021 we should begin to re-imagine what public safety is.