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Independent After-Action Report for Events of May 31, 2020 Released Ahead of Presentation to Council May 11

May 6, 2021 9:52 AM

Independent After-Action Report for Events of May 31, 2020 Released  Ahead of Presentation to Council May 11

Today, OIR Group, the independent agency conducting the after-action report for the events of May 31, 2020, in Santa Monica, released their findings ahead of a presentation to City Council on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The report can be viewed at www.santamonica.gov/may31afteraction or as part of the agenda now posted for Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Council meeting.

Mayor Sue Himmelrich shares this statement ahead of the meeting:

OIR Group’s independent analysis of May 31, 2020, is an important milestone in providing the transparency and accountability the Santa Monica community deserves. We welcome the after-action report and remain steadfastly committed to learning from it. Going forward, the newly formed Public Safety Reform and Oversight Commission will play a role working with the Police Department to ensure OIR Group’s recommendations are implemented. The Council also looks forward to understanding the changes our Police Department has already made in response to the events of May 31, 2020, what recommendations remain, and how we can support our officers in our continued commitment to provide public safety for all.  

The meeting will be broadcast on CityTV Channel 16 and through the City’s YouTube channel. Instructions for participation are available on santamonica.gov

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