ANAHEIM (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
OIR Group has audited force, shooting, and misconduct investigations involving the Department for the City of Anaheim.
BART (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
OIR Group performed a detailed independent evaluation of the structure of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police oversight model.
BURBANK (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
Following a federal investigation into allegations of excessive force, OIR Group regularly audits force, bias-based policing complaints, vehicle pursuits, and misconduct complaints involving the Department.
Report on Email Audits: Burbank Police Department, December 2016
Second Independent Audit of Burbank Police Department, November 2013
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION
The Federal District Court appointed OIR Group attorneys experts in litigation that resulted in a statewide remedial plan, in particular with regard to uses of force and the deficient investigations of those incidents. OIR Group consulted with the federal court judge, the Special Master, the parties, and other stake holders in the creation of an entity that monitors and provides quality control for internal CDCR investigations.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
OIR Group performed a broad-based review of internal investigation and supervision policies and practices at the Sheriff's Office in the wake of the criminal prosecution of a Sheriff's Detective for failing to investigate sex and child abuse cases.
DAVIS (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
The City of Davis, CA appointed OIR Group principal Michael Gennaco as interim auditor to review the Police Department’s internal investigations, including officers' conduct during the city's annual Picnic Day celebration.
DENVER (CO) SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
OIR Group performed an independent review of the Denver Sheriff Department’s Internal Affairs function and its use of force policies, procedures, and past incidents.
FULLERTON (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
The death of a mentally ill homeless man following a brutal encounter with Fullerton Police officers created a public outcry for an independent investigation of the circumstances behind that death. The City engaged OIR Group to complete an internal affairs investigation into the involved officers’ conduct. OIR Group also performed a full systemic audit of the Department focusing on force policies, internal investigations of force, the imposition of discipline, and police leadership issues.
HERMOSA BEACH (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
OIR Group conducted an independent review of the internal investigation functions of the Hermosa Beach Police Department. The City of Hermosa Beach later requested that OIR Group review the Police Department’s progress on the recommendations made in the original report.
HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY (CA) POLICE
OIR Group conducted an investigation into allegations of misconduct by the Chief of the Humboldt State University Police Department raised by the Officers' Union. This report provides the outcome of that investigation.
INGLEWOOD (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
OIR Group audited the Department’s internal investigations and review of 10 officer-involved shootings. The report prepared for the City is confidential and not publicly available.
KING COUNTY (WA)
OIR Group joined with Change Integration Consulting and Police Strategies to evaluate the use of force complaint process within the largest sheriff's office in Washington State.
Chief of the Lompoc Police Department initiated this review by OIR Group in an effort to identify potential areas for improvement in his agency's internal investigative and review processes.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors tasked OIR Group with conducting an audit into internal investigations and review of force and other allegations of misconduct involving members of the Probation Department. The Board then contracted with OIR Group attorneys to provide ongoing oversight of the Department.
Fifth Annual Report, April 2016
Second Annual Report, March 2013
Annual Report, February 2012
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
From 2001 through June 2014, attorneys with the OIR Group contracted with the Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles County to provide independent civilian oversight for all significant force incidents, officer-involved shootings, and internal affairs and internal criminal investigations functions within one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the nation.
Deputy Vigilance in the Jails, July 2010
Review of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Academy, December 2008
MADISON (WI) POLICE DEPARTMENT
The City of Madison commissioned OIR Group to do a comprehensive study of its Police Department, including all operational areas and external community relations.
OAKLAND (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
OIR Group performed an extensive audit into unfinished Internal Affairs investigations discovered by and in consultation with federal monitors. OIR Group also reviewed and evaluated the Department’s investigation of a high profile and politically controversial serial rape investigation and has conducted several internal investigations into allegations of misconduct by high-ranking police executives. Some reports prepared for the City during the course of our work there are confidential.
OXNARD (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
OIR Group conducted a detailed independent audit of a police shooting following a vehicle pursuit, resulting in the death of one suspect, the wounding of a second suspect and the death of an uninvolved bystander.
The In-Custody Death of Robert Ramirez, Oxnard, CA, January 2016
PALO ALTO (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
OIR Group has served as the City of Palo Alto’s Independent Police Auditor (IPA) since 2006, auditing and evaluating all internal investigations of misconduct, force investigations, and citizen complaints involving the Police Department.
PASADENA (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
OIR Group performed reviews of two controversial, high profile fatal shootings by Pasadena Police officers.
PORTLAND (OR) POLICE BUREAU
The City of Portland selected OIR Group to audit the investigation and internal evaluation processes of the Police Bureau following the death of a mentally ill man shortly after he was taken into custody. The City subsequently engaged OIR Group to review more than 20 officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
OIR Group conducted an in-depth evaluation of deputy-involved shootings and force incidents in the jail and in the field in a three-year period. More recently, OIR Group reviewed and analyzed current jail policies and procedures, crafting recommendations designed to ensure that policies are consistent with best practices.
SAN FRANCISCO (CA) POLICE COMMISSION
SANTA MARIA (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
SANTA MONICA (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
SPOKANE (WA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
OIR Group reviewed the Department’s use of force policies and internal investigative and review processes for the City of Spokane following a federal civil rights prosecution of an officer for excessive use of force resulting in death.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
As a result of a remedial plan developed by a Judicial Special Master resulting from a lawsuit involving systemic allegations of excessive force in California’s juvenile facilities, OIR Group performed an audit into how the Department investigated and reviewed force incidents involving juvenile detention officers. OIR Group developed recommendations and provided training designed to improve internal investigative and review processes.
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES
The State of Mississippi Division of Youth Services appointed OIR Group to perform evaluation and oversight services by working directly with investigators to provide “real time” quality assurance for all internal investigations of alleged employee misconduct at the state’s main juvenile custody facility. OIR Group issued semi-annual quality assurance reports for 2012-2014.
TORRANCE (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
OIR Group audited a series of officer-involved shootings and designed a force review process for shootings and incidents of significant force for the Torrance Police Department.
VALLEJO (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
WESTMINSTER (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT
Following a multi-million dollar verdict in a lawsuit filed by three officers alleging discrimination and retaliation, OIR Group conducted an independent audit of police services, focusing on evaluations, the promotion process, hiring, force, and internal investigations.
Independent Review of the Westminster Police Department, January 2015