Did the Madison Method of Crowd Control work during the George Floyd protests in the summer of 2020? Was it used? Read the full report from the Quattrone Center HERE.
Published by David Couper
I served over 20 years as the chief of police in Madison (WI), four years as chief of the Burnsville (MN) Police Department, and before that as a police officer in Edina (MN) and the City of Minneapolis. I hold graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota and Edgewood College in Madison. I have written many articles over my years as a police leader. After retiring from the police department, I answered a call to ministry, attended seminary, and was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. After 25 years leading two Episcopal Churches in Portage and North Lake, Wisconsin, I now serve as Associate Pastor in a growing, dynamic, and Spirit-filled Lutheran congregation in nearby Mazomanie. View all posts by David Couper
No police agency, that I know of, does a better job managing protests and protecting the individual rights of citizens better than Madison. Given that, the bottom line of this report is: “The Madison Method did not prevent protests in Madison after the murder of George Floyd from escalating into violence and widespread damage to property.”
It is the fundamental mission of the police to protect lives and property. Why is this becoming more and more impossible today? Hint:: It’s not the fault of the police.