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OIR Group's team is made up of professionals committed to effective police oversight

with the expertise needed to tackle the most difficult challenges.


Contact Mr. Gennaco:

Michael Gennaco is a nationally recognized expert on law enforcement reform and accountability systems.  He was the Chief Attorney of the Office of Independent Review for Los Angeles County and is a founding Principal of OIR Group. Mike has performed a number of monitoring tasks, audits and reviews for a federal judge, special masters, and other governmental entities... read more


Contact Mr. Connolly:

Stephen Connolly has been a Principal with OIR Group since 2001 and was an original member of the Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review. More recently, he served as the first Executive Director for the Orange County Office of Independent Review, which was formed in 2008 to monitor the third largest Sheriff's Department in California.  Prior to his work with OIR, Steve worked in private practice... read more


Contact Ms. Ruhlin:

Julie Ruhlin has been a Principal with OIR Group since 2006 and has assisted numerous law enforcement agencies – including Portland (OR), Denver (CO), and Fullerton (CA) – with the review of officer-involved shootings and other uses of force, internal affairs investigations, policy development, and assessment of oversight systems.  Julie was a Deputy Chief Attorney for the Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review, where in addition to her regular responsibilities monitoring use of force incidents...  read more

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Contact Ms. Magula:

Teresa has over 14 years of experience in investigation, research, and evaluation.  Teresa has worked in both the public and private sectors.  She worked in the Use of Force and Complaints Sections of the Los Angeles Police Department's Inspector General, and served on the LA County Citizen Commission on Jail Violence.  Teresa also served as an analyst for Mayor Villaraigosa's Performance Management Unit as a liaison between the LAPD and Mayor's Office... read more


Contact Mr. Corr:

Brian Corr began working with OIR Group in 2020.  He is a government and nonprofit professional with more than 35 years of work experience in fields of social justice, civil rights, social resilience and community building on the national, state, and local levels. Brian has worked for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts as Executive Director of the Police Review & Advisory Board since September 2010, and as Executive Director of the city's Peace Commission since 2008...  read more

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Contact Ms. Marion:

Samara Marion joined OIR Group in 2020.  She previously served as the policy director for the San Francisco Department of Police Accountability (DPA), a city agency that provides oversight of the San Francisco Police Department. During her two decades of work at DPA, she wrote and negotiated police procedures on a variety of topics including use of force, officer-involved shootings, bias-free policing, language access, domestic violence, juvenile policing, and children of arrested parents...  read more


Contact Ms. Finkle:

For more than 20 years, Florence L. Finkle has worked to improve law enforcement accountability systems; she began working with the OIR Group in 2022.  Flo prosecuted corrupt police officers at the New York County District Attorney's Office (1987-1996), helped build and professionalize the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board as its deputy executive director for investigations and executive director (1996-2007), and as the New York City Department of Correction’s deputy commissioner for integrity and policy (2010-2014)...  read more



Through OIR Group’s years of experience at the forefront of professional civilian oversight of law enforcement, we have made innumerable contacts with former and current law enforcement executives, training staff, community leaders, statisticians, social scientists, mental health professionals, academics, and researchers.  We are proud that these distinguished experts regularly agree to work with us as advisors and consultants on particular projects.  Their contribution to our team allows us to tailor our staffing to meet the specific needs of each assignment.

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