Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Police Conduct Review Panel 

ATTENTION
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.

Description

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.

SeatAppointmentNameWardTerm BeganTerm ExpiresTerm Length
Seat 1City CouncilVACANT January, 2017December, 20204 years
Seat 2City CouncilMary Aho10January, 2017December, 20204 years
Seat 3City CouncilAaron Hanson January, 2020December, 20234 years
Seat 4City CouncilVACANT1January, 2020December, 20234 years
Seat 5MayoralDonald Belfield8January, 2017December, 20204 years
Seat 6MayoralNgoc Nguyen8January, 2017December, 20204 years
Seat 7MayoralLaura Westphal8January, 2020December, 20234 years
Seat 8MayoralVACANT January, 2020December, 20234 years
Seat 9MayoralVACANT January, 2017December, 20204 years

Pool of Sworn Review Panelists 

The Minneapolis Police Department considers the following criteria when selecting its sworn panelists:

This list in the process of being updated and will be available shortly.

Lt. SeatLieutenantAssignmentTerm/Reassignment BeganTerm Length
Seat 1Lt. Ed Frizell1st Precinct DogwatchNovember, 20172 years
Seat 2Lt. Todd Gross5th Precinct DaywatchNovember, 20172 years
Seat 3Lt. Jonathan KingsburySpecial Operations UnitNovember, 20172 years
Seat 4Lt. Amelia HuffmanLicensingNovember, 20172 years
Seat 5Lt. Gary Nelson3rd Precinct MiddlewatchNovember, 20172 years
Seat 6Lt. Christopher House1st PrecinctNovember, 20172 years
Seat 7Lt. James NovakJuvenile InvestigationsNovember, 20172 years
Seat 8Lt. Myron TaylorWeaponsNovember, 20172 years
Seat 9Lt. Nick TorborgSex CrimesNovember, 20172 years

Review Panel Selection

Panels are comprised of:

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 Jun 11, 2020

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