In August 2020, at the request of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners (LABOPC), the National Police Foundation (NPF) was engaged to conduct an independent after-action review (AAR), assessment, and analysis of the actions of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in response to First Amendment assemblies and protests in the City of Los Angeles from May 27 through June 7, 2020.
The purpose of this NPF AAR was to assist the LABOPC and the LAPD to improve the Department’s preparation and response to future similar events. In having this review conducted, the LABOPC and the LAPD recognize that to advance and improve policing in the City of Los Angeles, they must engage in rigorous internal and external processes to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement in their response to First Amendment assemblies and protests.
This week, following a final presentation to the LABOPC, NPF published the following reports from the AAR, in which the findings and recommendations can also serve as a learning resource for other agencies:Full Length Technical Report: https://www.policefoundation.org/publication/a-crisis-of-trust-a-national-police-foundation-report-to-the-los-angeles-board-of-police-commissioners-on-the-los-angeles-police-department-response-to-first-amendment-assemblies-and-protests-occurri/
- Interactive E-Report: http://safela.policefoundation.org
- Body Worn Camera Video Analysis: https://vimeo.com/536924349
For more information about the review, please visit: www.policefoundation.org/lapdreview.