More than two and a half years after the NYPD’s at times violent response to the 2020 George Floyd protests, just 12 of 89 officers charged with significant misconduct by a civilian oversight board have been disciplined, according to a new report.
The Civilian Complaint Review Board released dozens of its investigative recommendations for officer discipline in a 590-page review made public Monday, which says the agency fielded over 750 complaints containing more than 2,000 allegations regarding police misconduct during the weeks of protest.
CCRB investigators fully probed 321 of those complaints and substantiated allegations of serious misconduct against 89 police officers and supervisors, many for improper use of force.
Of them, 62 are still winding through the NYPD’s internal disciplinary process, which may include an administrative trial overseen by the police department and ultimately concludes when the NYPD commissioner decides on the outcome.
— Read on www.thecity.nyc/2023/2/6/23587637/nypd-misconduct-blm-george-floyd
AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT PROTEST / RIOT EVENT 2020 AFTER ACTION REPORT SEPTEMBER 16, 2022
Demonstrations occurring in Austin during the last week of May of 2020 devolved into chaos. A relatively small number of individuals embedded within mostly peaceful crowds committed criminal acts that ultimately escalated into rioting and looting within the City from May 29th to May 31st, 2020. Based on expectations defined by previous experiences with hundreds of peaceful demonstrations and protests, the Austin Police Department (APD) was unprepared for a riot of this magnitude. Miscalculations alongside actions and inactions of APD personnel, including those in leadership positions, contributed to the challenges. The demonstrations continued for months, and APD adjusted its tactics ultimately stabilizing the situation.
Get the report here:
www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/CPIO/MMAC – After Action Report – APD Response to 2020 Protests.pdf
AN EXTERNAL REVIEW OF THE STATE’S RESPONSE TO THE CIVIL UNREST IN MINNESOTA FROM MAY 26-JUNE 7, 2020
External review commissioned
In February 2021, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) contracted with Wilder Research to conduct an external review of the state’s response to civil unrest1 that occurred May 26-June 7, 2020, following the murder of George Floyd.
DPS requested that the review:
• Objectively evaluate what the state did well and did not do well.
• Identify actions and options that may have produced different, or possibly better, outcomes.
• Provide recommendations to the Commissioner of Public Safety to assist state and local governmental units, including cities and counties, in responding effectively to potential periods of regional or statewide civil unrest in the future.
Timeline of events since George Floyd’s arrest and death | AP News
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd’s arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25, 2020 — Minneapolis police officers respond to a call shortly after 8 p.m.
— Read on apnews.com/article/death-of-george-floyd-george-floyd-minneapolis-arrests-police-7d8130621a8bf2ecec3e7df57f27827b
I study crowds – that’s why I know the police and crime bill will make us less safe | Stephen Reicher | The Guardian
Priti Patel’s crackdown on peaceful protesters ignores all the evidence about how to handle large demonstrations, says psychologist Stephen Reicher
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/18/study-crowds-police-crime-bill-less-safe-priti-patel
Madison Police Department Sentinel Event Review (SER)
Report blames Portland police for protest violence | KOIN.com
The City Council will consider a report Wednesday, Sept. 22, that largely blames Portland police for violence at political protests and calls for a series of reforms.
— Read on www.koin.com/news/protests/report-blames-portland-police-for-protest-violence/
The full report can be accessed HERE
Seattle OIG – Office of Inspector General
Make sure to explore the various different webpages or tabs at the OIG site. The “Sentinel Event Review” is a report on the response to the Floyd Protests/Riots. The Reports page has various topical reports and memorandum. The audits page contains performance audits that examine critical systems, practices, and policies within the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and the Office of Police Accountability (OPA).
Check it out HERE
Sentinel Event Review of Police Response to 2020
Exclusive: Inside NYPD’s Response to George Floyd Protests
Exclusive: Internal NYPD documents shed new light on the Strategic Response Group, or SRG, the heavily militarized police unit behind the crackdown on George Floyd protesters.
— Read on theintercept.com/2021/04/07/nypd-strategic-response-unit-george-floyd-protests/