Police Conduct Oversight Commission Chair and Vice-Chair Letter to Minneapolis City Council
The Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission (PCOC) is comprised of seven volunteer commissioners appointed by you and the mayor. Our primary authority is to conduct audits and studies based on Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) data, and make recommendations on MPD policies and procedures. As chair and vice chair of the PCOC, we support your efforts to reimagine public safety and restructure how services are provided in our community.
While much our work has focused on reforms within MPD, several PCOC studies identified functions performed by MPD where the community was better served by less police involvement. One of these was our study on the “Conduct on Licensed Premises” ordinance. We appreciate the Council’s corresponding work—led by Council Members Cunningham, Ellison, and Gordon—that ultimately removed MPD’s authority to enforce that ordinance. Read Full PCOC Letter.
PCOC Chair and Vice-Chair issue statement regarding the officer involved death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
As Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commissioners, and as residents of Minneapolis, we are filled with pain, anger, and profound sadness by the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd. Once again, a black man was killed by the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). Once again, our community is reeling.
MPD's motto is "To Protect with Courage, To Serve with Compassion." The moments leading up to Mr. Floyd’s death showed an appalling lack of both courage and compassion by the officers at the scene. The depth of indifference former officer Derek Chauvin demonstrated toward human life is sickening. The other three former officers at the scene failed to protect Mr. Floyd from one of their own, as he lay dying at their feet. This tragic incident highlights a deeply flawed culture within MPD that must be addressed. Read Full PCOC Statement.
PCOC meeting snapshot: December, 2016 edition
The Police Conduct Oversight Commission held its monthly meeting on December 13, 2016. Highlights included the Commission passing a motion to begin a research and study regarding domestic violence cases; an announcement that funding for the mental health co-responder program has been approved; and the Commission passage of metrics devised by the Policy and Procedure Committee for the Chief’s Performance Review. Read more here.
PCOC meeting snapshot: November, 2016 edition
The PCOC held its monthly meeting on November 16, 2016. Highlights included opening comments from the Vice Chair, a presentation on a possible protest monitoring project, updates to the online police misconduct portal, Committee updates and case review. Read more here.
PCOC meeting snapshot: October, 2016 edition
The PCOC held its monthly meeting on October 11, 2016. Highlights included a presentation of the OPCR’s new data portal, Committee updates, the Chair’s update from the NACOLE conference and case review. Read more here.
PCOC meeting snapshot: September, 2016 edition
OPCR Director Imani Jaafar and MPD Internal Affairs Commander Jason Case present updates on Complaint filing to the Commission.
The PCOC held its monthly meeting on September 13, 2016. Highlights included an update on improvements made following the Compliant Filing Experience Study, Committee updates and case review. Read more here.
PCOC meeting snapshot: August, 2016 edition
OPCR Law Enforcement Analyst Ryan Patrick presents the Complaint Filing Experience Study to the Commission.
The PCOC held its monthly meeting on August 09, 2016. Highlights included a presentation of the Compliant Filing Experience Study, discussion of a Commission sponsored Peace Forum, Committee updates and case review. Read more here.
PCOC meeting snapshot: July, 2016 edition
A slide from the OPCR Q2 2016 report presented to the PCOC.
The PCOC held its monthly meeting on July 12, 2016. Highlights included discussions about recent law enforcement related violence, a research and study looking at the complaint filing experience, a white paper on requiring officer liability insurance, quarterly reports from the Office of Police Conduct Review and MPD’s Internal Affairs Unit, committee updates and case review. Read more here.