Topic: Civil Rights

NGB Records Related to Use of Force Guidelines and Deployment Orders at Protests

August 31, 2021
Records from the Department of Defense in response to American Oversight's request for directives and guidance given to federal police forces regarding self-identification and display of badges and uniforms, use of force guidelines, or deployment orders.

News Roundup: Transparency Is Coming, Even Amid ‘Audit’ Report Delays

August 27, 2021
As the Arizona Senate continues its efforts to delay transparency in its election "audit," its contractors have introduced yet more delays of their own.

Justice Department Releases Former AG Barr’s Text Messages Sought in American Oversight Lawsuit

August 25, 2021
The records include communications related to the Trump administration’s response to last summer’s racial justice protests.

News Roundup: Victories for Transparency and Preparations for Disinformation

August 20, 2021
As the "audit" has dragged on for months, the Arizona Senate has resisted transparency about the operation.

News Roundup: Sham Audit, Sham Findings

July 22, 2021
Officials involved in the Arizona Senate's partisan election "audit" have said they still need more information before they can complete it. They also introduced new baseless allegations.

DOJ Records and Communications Concerning Federal Protest Response Led by Attorney General Barr and Other Senior Officials

July 8, 2021
Department of Justice records in response to American Oversight’s records requests for orders and directives of Attorney General Barr issued in the course of leading the federal response to protests following the death of George Floyd, as well as for directives given to federal police forces regarding the use of force, deployment orders, self-identification guidelines, or guidance about the display of badges and any related final assessments. These records include senior officials’ email communications concerning the federal response to nationwide protests in May 2020. They also include materials related to invoking the insurrection act.

News Roundup: What We Already Know About the Arizona ‘Audit’

July 1, 2021
It's already clear that any "findings" from the partisan operation will be dubious at best.

News Roundup: From the Trump White House to Wisconsin

June 17, 2021
New emails released to Congress show the former president exerting pressure on Justice Department officials to support his baseless fraud claims. The lies haven't disappeared.

New Records About Trump Administration’s Response to Summer 2020 Racial Justice Protests

June 17, 2021
The documents include a Secret Service timeline referencing the deployment of tear gas against peaceful protesters on June 1, as well as communications about the federal response to protests in Portland, Ore.

Texas Governor Records Tracking Funds Allocated to Response to Civil Disturbances

June 16, 2021
Records from the Texas Office of the Governor in response to American Oversight's request for documents tracking state funds allocated to respond to civil disturbances, including records such as expense reports, budgets, and receipts from vendors.