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Group holds first police accountability summit

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A man who claims he was a victim of police brutality is now hoping others will help shine light on police behavior.

Antonio Buehler founded the Peaceful Streets Project, after he said he was wrongfully arrested on New Year's Day. The organization held its first Police Accountability Summit in Austin Saturday.

The event included several sessions focusing on teaching citizens to "know your rights." At the end, Buehler handed out cameras, encouraging attendees to record video of police interacting with people, and trying to find inappropriate behavior.

"We need people who are going to stand up and record the cops, and help protect each other from the cops, because we know we can't trust the police department to protect us," Buehler said.

An APD assistant chief previously told FOX7 that people are welcome to record video of police, as long as they stay a reasonable distance away.

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