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

2006-2007: CRA Adjustments


In 2006, an independent consultant hired by the Director of Civil Rights completed a study of the CRA. The study recommended that the CRA should establish a clear dismissal process, modify the format of the determinations, CRA staff should not rely solely on MPD standards when making a determination, offer only outcome based decisions, adopt changes to the investigative policy, the MPD appoint a CRA liaison, conduct a quality assurance study, establish a work group to address issues outside the scope of the study.

In 2006 and 2007, the CRA worked on the proposals made in the Work Plan and adopted several changes to the CRA ordinances. Some of these changes included: additional accountability on the Chief regarding sustained CRA cases, CRA administrative dismissals, and a directive that MPD must notify CRA within 30 days of officer reinstatement. 

The Police Accountability Coordination Committee (PACC) was established in 2006. The PACC was made up of representatives from the CRA, the Mayor’s office, MDCR, the MPD, and the City Council. See . The goal of the PACC was to encourage communication between those in the city responsible for police accountability.

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Last updated Feb 10, 2017



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