The Civilian Police Review Authority is now the Office of Police Conduct Review (OPCR).
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Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
The mission of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights is to enforce Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Title 7 (non-discrimination); Title 9, Chapter 172 (police conduct oversight); Title 16, Chapter 423 (small and underutilized business programs); Title 2, Chapter 24 (prevailing wage); and to promote understanding of civil rights among residents, businesses and government. The Department will carry out this mission by:
- Investigating discriminatory practices against members of protected classes
- Ensuring enforcement of employment and purchasing goals for women and minorities on all City-funded construction
- Investigating and making recommendations regarding complaints brought against any Minneapolis Police Officer
Employment Equity Division
Are you the next Urban Scholar?
The City of Minneapolis has opened the application period for 2014 Urban Scholars. Applications are due Monday March 3, 2014. You must have completed your first year of post-secondary education; authorized to work in the U.S.; and must be enrolled and in good standing at a two- or four- year college, university, graduate program, or law school.
Visit the Urban Scholars webpage for instructions and a link to the online job application.
The Contested Case Hearing has been cancelled for Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, -Wednesday, February 26, 2014 – The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) announced that there will be a public hearing conducted by the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights on March 6, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in the Frey Moot Courtroom at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) previously investigated an employment discrimination claim and issued a finding of Probable Cause. A finding of probable cause means that based upon a reasonable and impartial view of the evidence gathered during the investigation, the Department believes that more likely than not discrimination was a substantial factor that motivated the Respondent’s actions.
The case is scheduled for a public hearing in front of the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights. The public hearing is intended to allow both parties to have an opportunity to be heard and community members to participate in the process by observing the determination of actual disputes. When asked how the community can benefit from this public hearing, Director Velma Korbel said, “This is a rare educational opportunity that highlights the manner in which the city enforces it anti-discrimination laws”.
About the Minneapolis Department of Civil rights:
The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights’ (MDCR) mission is to enforce the Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance (MCRO) and to promote understanding of civil rights among residents, businesses and government. The Complaint Investigations Division (Division) carries out this mission by fusing academic excellence, experience, and judgment to produce a high quality investigation into allegations of discrimination, while forming critical partnerships within the community.
Toni D. Newborn
Interim Assistant Director, Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
350 S 5th Street #239, Minneapolis, MN. 55415
Office of Police Conduct Review
2013 Quarter 4 Report (PDF) — Jan. 7, 2014
Last updated Mar. 5, 2014