17-Year-Old Tech Phenom Develops App to Help Prevent Police Brutality

And that’s not the only app he has in the works.

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 be a digitized version of the conversation Black parents often have with children about being approached by law enforcement officials.

The app has yet to be released as the young techie has to fix a few errors. It may be a while before we get to see it as his main focus is on 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.