Police Conduct Review Panel
As a result of the City of Minneapolis Public Health Emergency Declaration on March 16th, 2020, the Department of Civil Rights is operating in a modified capacity and will be unable to hold in-person intakes, filings, or meetings. Please utilize our website to file complaints or inquiries. Additionally, you can file a complaint or inquiry by contacting Minneapolis 311.
Phone: 311 (within city of Minneapolis) -or- 612-673-3000
Text: 311TXT or 311898 to start your text
E-Mail: [email protected]
Staff are still available as usual during business hours and will respond to e-mails and voicemails per usual.
The Police Conduct Review Panel is comprised of eight civilians appointed by the Mayor and City Council and a pool of sworn panelists selected by the Office of the Chief. After a complaint investigation is concluded, it is submitted to the Panel for review. Two civilians and two sworn panelists review the case, discuss it, and submit a recommendation on the merits to the Chief of Police.
Pool of Civilian Review Panelists
The final pool of review panelists appointed by the City Council and mayor will consist of a minimum of seven (7) members, appointed by the City Council and the Mayor. All civilian members are appointed in conformance with the open appointments as outlined in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances §172.60 with several exceptions.
|Seat||Appointment||Name||Ward||Term Began||Term Expires||Term Length|
|Seat 1||City Council||VACANT||January, 2017||December, 2020||4 years|
|Seat 2||City Council||Mary Aho||10||January, 2017||December, 2020||4 years|
|Seat 3||City Council||Aaron Hanson||January, 2020||December, 2023||4 years|
|Seat 4||City Council||VACANT||1||January, 2020||December, 2023||4 years|
|Seat 5||Mayoral||Donald Belfield||8||January, 2017||December, 2020||4 years|
|Seat 6||Mayoral||Ngoc Nguyen||8||January, 2017||December, 2020||4 years|
|Seat 7||Mayoral||Laura Westphal||8||January, 2020||December, 2023||4 years|
|Seat 8||Mayoral||VACANT||January, 2020||December, 2023||4 years|
|Seat 9||Mayoral||VACANT||January, 2017||December, 2020||4 years|
Pool of Sworn Review Panelists
The Minneapolis Police Department considers the following criteria when selecting its sworn panelists:
- Career experience with emphasis on patrol and investigations
- Ability to use an analytic thought process Oral and written communication abilities
- Proven ability to work with diverse communities
- Ability to work with civilian staff
- Experience in dealing with, and working to resolve citizen initiated complaints
- Ability to be fair and neutral in analyzing allegations of misconduct
This list in the process of being updated and will be available shortly.
|Lt. Seat||Lieutenant||Assignment||Term/Reassignment Began||Term Length|
|Seat 1||Lt. Ed Frizell||1st Precinct Dogwatch||November, 2017||2 years|
|Seat 2||Lt. Todd Gross||5th Precinct Daywatch||November, 2017||2 years|
|Seat 3||Lt. Jonathan Kingsbury||Special Operations Unit||November, 2017||2 years|
|Seat 4||Lt. Amelia Huffman||Licensing||November, 2017||2 years|
|Seat 5||Lt. Gary Nelson||3rd Precinct Middlewatch||November, 2017||2 years|
|Seat 6||Lt. Christopher House||1st Precinct||November, 2017||2 years|
|Seat 7||Lt. James Novak||Juvenile Investigations||November, 2017||2 years|
|Seat 8||Lt. Myron Taylor||Weapons||November, 2017||2 years|
|Seat 9||Lt. Nick Torborg||Sex Crimes||November, 2017||2 years|
Review Panel Selection
Panels are comprised of:
- Two civilian panelists, and
- Two sworn panelists
- Rank of lieutenant or higher
- Assigned by the Chief of Police or the Chief’s Designee
Individuals are selected to participate at equal intervals by OPCR supervisors, and the panels are scheduled on an as-needed basis by OPCR Administrative staff.
Appointment process for Civilian Review Panelists
All civilian members are appointed in conformance with the open appointments as outlined in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances §172.60 with several exceptions. initial civilian appointees shall serve terms of two 92), three (3) or four(4) years to stagger the expiration terms. Thereafter, appointments shall be for four (4) years. Applications are received by the City Clerk and forwarded to the Mayor, the Public Safety, Civil rights & Emergency Management Chair and the Minneapolis Department of Civil rights staff for recommendation. Selected applicants are scheduled to speak at a public hearing in front of the Public Safety, Civil rights & Emergency Management Committee to the full Council for approval. More detailed information, see the appointment and selection process.
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Last updated Aug 6, 2020