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

2007-2012: CRA Operations Under a New City Ordinance


In 2007, the CRA began operating under the new changes implemented in 2006. The CRA’s efforts were bolstered by an audit of the IAU by the Police Executive Research Firm in December 2008, which recommended that the MPD work within CRA requirements.

Despite these developments, the relationship between the MPD and the CRA remained strained.

In spring 2012 the Minnesota Peace Officer’s Discipline Procedure Act (Minn. Stat. § 626.89) was amended to prohibit civilian review boards in the State of Minnesota “from making a ‘finding of fact or determination regarding a complaint against an officer.” The amendment, effective August 2012, preempted major changes to the CRA.

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Last updated Feb 10, 2017



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