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POWER App (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-05-22

Duration: 00:06:18

Subjects: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Crime | Journalism | Law Enforcement


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Bolton, Elbis Interviewee
  • Buttry, Steve Interviewee
  • Nobles, Wilborn Interviewee


This segment from the May 22, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on a cell phone app created by two LSU seniors called POWER, or Police Officer Watchdog Event Reporter. Sanford reports that people can upload their personal cell phone videos of police incidents to POWER and the app will make the video available to newsrooms. Sanford interviews: Elbis Bolton, app co-creator; Steve Buttry, a journalism professor at LSU; and Wilborn Nobles, app co-creator.