Riot Reviews

This will be a list of various riot reviews. I will add more as they become available.

Denver Police – Riot Review

Office of the Independent Monitor (OIM) is the agency yhat conducted the review for the Denver Police Department.
The Office of the Independent Monitor (OIM) is the civilian oversight agency for the City and County of Denver Police and Sheriff Departments.  The OIM was created by the Mayor and City Council in 2004 and began its work on August 1, 2005.  The OIM is staffed by thirteen employees, including six monitors, primarily attorneys: the Monitor, a Senior Deputy Monitor, and four Deputy Monitors.  In order to perform our research and policy functions, the OIM is also staffed by a Policy Director and two Senior Policy Analysts.  Committed to community engagement and public access to OIM work, there is also a Community Relations Director, Youth Outreach Manager, and Youth Outreach Coordinator.  The OIM’s work is supported by an Operations Coordinator.
There are other reports available at the OIM site.
To access the OIM webpage click HERE
To access the REPORT or the Executive Summary select the links below.
The Police Response to the 2020 George Floyd Protests in Denver, an Independent Review(PDF, 2MB) and Executive Summary(PDF, 570KB)

NYPD – Riot Review

Investigation into NYPD Response to the George Floyd Protests available HERE

President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

President Trump signed an executive order to establish the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice – the first commission on law enforcement in half a century.

Access the website HERE

U.S. Department of Justice President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice Final Report December 2020

President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice Final Report, December 2020

Memorandum from the Attorney General, “The Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice,” January 21, 2020

List of Commissioners

Working Groups


Weekly Commission Updates

Draft Report, President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, November 2020

New Jersey’s Cutting Edge Use of Force Police

This LINK is to the Use of Force policy page that has the Policy, Additional Documents, and other Related Content. The NJ Use of Force police is supposed to be the most comprehensive policy in the nation.

For comparison this is the 2001 Use of Force policy. As of 12-23-2020 it can be accessed HERE.

Five years. 72,677 documents. Every local police department in N.J. We built the most comprehensive statewide database of police use of force in the U.S.

Data-Informed Community-Focused Policing


Background on Data-Informed, Community-Focused Policing. Data-Informed, Community-Focused Policing means that police officers will prioritize working with people to build trust, using information that’s accurate and fair, and focusing on solving crime problems in specific places. Importantly, officers will increase their assistance to crime victims and those who are most at risk of becoming victims.Based on input from the public, the Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC), the Mayor’s Office and the Chief of Police, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD or Department) is embarking on major improvements to better balance trust and public safety. This change will involve the development of more precise actions and measures based on research and evaluation. It will involve working closely with the community to identify problems, solve them, and assess our success. Get a copy of the publication HERE

Reducing Violence Without Police a Review of Research Evidence

  • Can communities ensure the health and security of residents without depending on law enforcement,
  • What is the strongest research evidence to aid in the selection of violence-reduction strategies,
  • How can community leaders and funding organizations like Arnold Ventures draw upon existing evidence while building even better evidence, and
  • How can funding organizations use this report to elevate discussions about violence, improve outcomes in communities affected by violence, and help local and national partners to identify evidence-based interventions that are ready to be scaled.

Select HERE to access the report

The major consideration with this report is that what this report suggests is are non-police ways to supplement policing. If ideas and concepts are implemented from this report they should be implemented in the mindset that the value come when these programs run concurrent with policing. Examining many of what this publication sets forth, none of it was examined as a standalone project without policing. All the programs were examined as a response other than law enforcement but the police were still policing.

COPS & Race

I recently discovered a podcast called “The Glenn Show”. The shows that I have watched are AWESOME. They cover a range of topics and the show hosts or main characters Professor Glen Loury and Professor John McWhorter are intelligent, thoughtful , and current. I don’t agree with everything they they say or topic they discuss but they make the listerner feel like you can have a discussion with them. WE NEED MORE DISCUSSIONS. This show on COPS and Race is my favorite so far. It was recorded 5-28-2020. Below is a list of some of the topics they discuss during the podcast. There were far more topics discussed and in much more detail. I think you will find that this will be the first time you will hear how these topis are discussed.

This episode of the Glenn Show can be viewed HERE

Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public AffairsBrown University) and John McWhorter (Columbia University, Lexicon Valley, The Atlantic)

Racial equity task force NC: North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice releases report – ABC11 Raleigh-Durham

The North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice released their report Monday afternoon, outlining 125 solutions to address strengthening community and law enforcement ties and disparities in the courtroom.
— Read on

Get a copy of the report HERE