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Independent Investigation into the City of Philadelphia’s Response to Civil Unrest

The Office of the City Controller launched an independent investigation into the City’s response to civil unrest following George Floyd’s murder. The investigation found the City failed to sufficiently plan for the unrest and used excessive force, such as deploying tear gas. The investigation also found that the City failed to utilize appropriate strategies and police resources to minimize violence and looting.

Learn more about the investigation with the quick guide. The full report is available here.