Changing Paths (First Amendment Audits)

So recently I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet with a local (Southern California) auditor.  This particular auditor caught my attention due to their work in the area, and their approach to handling First Amendment audits.  I recognized their professional approach to this emerging field, and their ability to educate through, what I would call failed audits (by the police usually).

We met and had lunch, and great discussion on both our views of the process and purpose.  I found out many things I didn’t know, as I am sure he did as well.  We did find out that we both have the same purpose for what we do, education.  Why then should we both continue working on separate paths, when combined we could be more successful?  We both thought this was an easy choice.

A decision was made to have the auditor attend our next CALRO training seminar in June 2019.  I will be presenting a block of First Amendment audits, with the auditor providing their view and comments to follow.  I am sure the chance to interact with a group that is usually veiled in predetermined mindsets would be good for everyone involved. I hope to see some of you at the conference and, as always, keep learning!



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Sergeant Ryan Brett

Sergeant Ryan Brett is the Vice President of CALRO and works for the Corona Police Department in Riverside County, California.


  1. Anonymous on December 14, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Here is another video showing the character of the guy you gave an award:

    • mm Sergeant Ryan Brett on December 15, 2019 at 8:18 am

      I’ve seen plenty and have knowledge of some of his doings. I do not approve of all of them. The award was a token of appreciation for taking time to speak to a room full of law enforcement. That’s a huge step in a movement where many are only trying to create drama.

      Where anyone goes from there is up to them.

  2. Anonymous on July 9, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    FYI, your “friend” the auditor has liked a post on YouTube by username Doncoryleone and the contents of that post are three letters: “FTP”. This stands for F… The Police. There are plenty of videos on YouTube that give plenty of Due Diligence on that auditor.

    • mm Sergeant Ryan Brett on August 1, 2019 at 7:05 am

      Yes I am sure that there are situations in which auditors have “ghost” accounts and are working both sides of the fence. But what I have to focus on is the effort to even try and mend some of the fences. All my eggs are not in one basket.

      Stay safe out there!

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