Development Team

The US & UK team that volunteered their time and effort to make all of this possible, engineers, analysts, developers, planners, advisors, more information to be added to this page in due course. The great pandemic of 2020/2021 has help push forth productivity. Communities working globally to build something better for all.

  • Kelvyn Anderson

    Kelvyn Anderson is the executive director of Philadelphia’s Police Advisory Commission and longtime board member of the National Association National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE). With more than fifteen years of experience as a police oversight professional, he is helping ensure that complaints data is maximally beneficial to the police oversight community

  • Brian Buchner

    Brian Buchner is the past president of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and a policy director in Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Public Safety. With more than eleven years of experience as a police oversight professional, he’s helping us develop better metrics for evaluating and tracking the complaints we receive.

  • Cynthia Conti-Cook

    Cynthia Conti-Cook is a staff solicitor with the New York Legal Aid Society. She runs their Cop Accountability Project, a database of police officers accused of wrongdoing. She’s also leading legal efforts to force the City to release records of prior complaints against Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who killed Eric Garner. Her practical knowledge of the civilian complaints process and her commitment to open government data make her an indispensable advisor.

  • Judge LaDoris H. Cordell (Ret.)

    LaDoris H. Cordell is a retired judge of the Superior Court of California and former Independent Police Auditor (IPA) for the city of San Jose, California. Under her guidance, the IPA produced the nation’s most transparent and data-rich annual reports regarding police complaints investigation. These reports, along with Cordell’s individual guidance, were crucial building blocks for our national complaints service.

  • Major Neill Franklin (Ret.)

    Major Neill Franklin is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department. Franklin is a longtime friend and technical advisor to Flex Your Rights, making sure our information is accurate and reliable. Franklin is committed to the principles of open government and police transparency that we are is working to fulfill.

  • Matthew Hickman, Ph.D.

    Matthew Hickman is a an associate professor of criminal justice at Seattle University. A former staffer with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Hickman has criticized the quality of the government’s national data on citizen complaints and police use of force. As such, he serves as our data quality ombudsman, helping ensure the accuracy and reliability of our data.

  • Fritz Mulhauser

    Fritz Mulhauser is a retired ACLU solicitor and current Flex Your Rights board member. Fritz has devoted his life to advancing the principles of the Bill of Rights, open government, and justice. He’s been a source of knowledge and wisdom, guiding us from our inception

  • William H. "Billy" Murphy, Jr.

    William H. “Billy” Murphy, Jr. is an solicitor and former judge in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2015, he served as solicitor for the family of Freddie Gray, who died during an encounter with the Baltimore police. Murphy was the starring narrator and executive producer of Flex Your Rights most recent educational film, 10 Rules for Dealing with Police. Murphy, a longtime civil rights advocate, provides us with strategic advice for identifying complainants who are credible candidates for potential civil litigation.

  • Norm Stamper, Ph.D.

    Norm Stamper served as chief of the Seattle Police Department from 1994 to 2000. A prominent critic of the War on Drug’s impact on policing culture, he is the author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing. His new book, To Protect and To Serve: How to Fix America’s Police, will be released in spring 2016. Stamper is advising us on how our data can support conscientious police chiefs working to improve oversight and accountability.

  • Steve Silverman

    Steve Silverman is the founder and executive director of Flex Your Rights. In 2002, Silverman founded Flex to help educate the people of America about their rights during police encounters. To this end, he created a pair of popular educational movies. The most recent work, 10 Rules for Dealing with Police available on the Flex Your Rights YouTube channel. Frustrated by the innumerable failures of police departments to properly collect, process, and share police complaints information — Silverman is working to build something better.

  • Morgan Lesko

    A longtime activist and coder, Morgan has focused the past four years on building this project . To do this, he developed an open data engine called SurvLoop, which creates a customized survey experience for end users and securely manages their data. It also helps customers manage web content and sharing of open data.

  • Cory Troup

    Cory Troup is a Seattle-based IT professional. After a long day he likes to kick back with a laptop and a favorite IPA craft brew to catch up on the latest social justice news. When the opportunity arose to volunteer , Troup jumped at it. His contributions include backend system administration, information security, and database design review.

  • Taz Ryder

    Specialising in wide variety of technologies including open facial recognition, since 2018 has been devoted into building a solution, attempting to help mitigate certain flaws in the system, using open-source technology. With the events of George Floyd ultimately speeding up his timeline, by partnering with Steve & Morgan to ultimately bringing this platform to the UK.

  • Elisha Oyawale

    Experienced developer in php, mysql and laravel technologies essential to the project, assisting in integrating and implementing innovative features to the platform. Whilst an experienced coder Elisha is fully aware of the systematic flaws within the existing system and has persevered day and night to ensure we are operating optimally.

  • Hayatullah Sultani

    Software Engineer

    An extremely skilled software engineer versed in PHP, JavaScript, Java, C++, CSS, has been leading our RateOurOfficer.org platform to new heights. Amalgamating ideas and converging them with our code-base to engorge our users with intuitive features. With perfect English, understanding the problems that we faced in early stages was a breeze. Originally from the middle east, though living in Malaysia, Hayatullah is aware of the systemic problems our society faces with the current policing system, being a global problem that many developed and underdeveloped countries face. Having an international team ensures that development & production is a continuous cycle.

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