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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.


October 9, 2020: Selection of OIR Group is announced

October 22, 2020: May 31 information from Chief Cynthia Renaud


  • SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Today, the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office announced the selection of OIR Group to lead an after-action review for the events of May 31, 2020. At its August 25, 2020 … more

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