ABSTRACT

Review of U.S. Park Police Actions at Lafayette Park   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the Document: "At the request of then Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior David Bernhardt and Members of Congress, we reviewed the actions the U.S. Park Police (USPP) took to disperse protesters in and around Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, on June 1, 2020. Our review focused on events that occurred in and around the park from May 29 through June 3 amid the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests. We sought to describe what occurred primarily from an operational perspective, including how and when the USPP, in coordination with its law enforcement partners, developed and executed its plan to clear the park and the USPP's reasons for dispersing protesters from the area. We also sought to determine whether the warnings the USPP provided to protesters before it executed the plan complied with applicable guidance."

Report Number:
Department of Interior, Office of Inspector General, Case No. 20-0563
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Date:
2021-06
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Inspector General: https://www.doioig.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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