History of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement in Minneapolis
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.
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Almost 25 years have passed since the commencement of civilian oversight of the Minneapolis Police Department. Throughout that time, the organization of civilian review has changed dramatically, first under the Civilian Police Review Authority and then under the Office of Police Conduct Review. The information below is an outline of the various iterations of civilian oversight in Minneapolis, with supporting historical documents. For more information about civilian oversight over law enforcement, please see NACOLE
Last updated Aug 4, 2020