May 31, 2020 After Action Report Updates
On May 31, 2020, in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, protestors gathered in Santa Monica, California. On the afternoon of May 31, 2020, while the protest was ongoing, individuals engaged in looting and violence that resulted in significant damage to stores, restaurants, and vehicles in and around Santa Monica’s downtown area and along its commercial boulevards.
On August 25, 2020, the City Council tasked the City Attorney’s Office with soliciting and retaining an individual or entity with the required professional expertise to prepare an independent after action report and evaluation regarding the events leading to, during, and following May 31, 2020.
A competitive procurement process resulted in a recommendation to select OIR Group to prepare the after-action report and evaluation.
This webpage will provide information on the after action report on an ongoing basis. Check back here for regular updates.
May 6, 2021: OIR Group Final Report
April 14, 2021: OIR Group Status Report
March 15, 2021: OIR Group Status Report
February 25, 2021: OIR Group Status Report
February 4, 2021: OIR Group Status Report
January 25, 2021: Information About Incomplete SMPD After-Action Report
January 19, 2021: OIR Hosts Community Listening Session #2 - Watch Recording
January 14, 2021: OIR Group Status Report
December 31, 2020: OIR Group Status Report
December 3, 2020: OIR Group Status Report
November 19, 2020: OIR Group Status Report
November 5, 2020: OIR Group Status Report
October 22, 2020: May 31 information from Chief Cynthia Renaud
October 9, 2020: Selection of OIR Group is announced