This project was prompted by the murder of George Floyd, a Black man in custody of the Minneapolis Police. Floyd’s murder sparked international protests denouncing police violence and demanding equity for people of color. The purpose of Beat: Olympia Police Accountability Project was to clarify the demands of Olympia protesters, examine current allegations against officers and explore how the city could increase police accountability.
This was an INDEPENDENT PROJECT, created and funded by two local journalists. It took place from June 15, 2020 until July 31, 2020.