City of Minneapolis

Civilian police review authority

Regular Monthly Board Meeting

6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Minneapolis City Hall, Martin Luther King, Jr. Conference Room - 241

350 Fifth St. S. Minneapolis, MN 55415



Board Members in Attendance

Robert Briscoe (Chair)

John Cetta

Nicholas Cichowicz

Al Giraud

Patrick Kvidera

Lorna Pettis

Vernon Wetternach (Vice Chair)

Board Members Absent

Mary Pargo

Also Present

Assistant Civil Rights Director Samuel Lee Reid, II

Deputy Police Chief Scott Gerlicher

Assistant City Attorney Joel Fussy

Mayor Policy Aide Sherman Patterson

       I.            Call to Order

At 6:03 p.m., the regular meeting of the Civilian Review Authority Board was called to order by Vice Chair Wetternach.

    II.            Approval of Agenda

Kvidera moved agenda approval. Motion seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

 III.            Approval of Minutes

Vice Chair Wetternach turned the Chair over to Chair Briscoe. Cichowicz  moved minutes from the regular July 11, 2012 meeting approval. Motion seconded. Approved by consensus with Giraud and Wetternach abstaining.

 IV.            Reports

Board Chair Report: Chair Briscoe noted a revised hearing schedule has been emailed to the board members.


Monthly Work Report: AD Reid specifies the statistics listed in the Monthly Report. Twenty-five complaints were scheduled for hearing in August to alleviate backlogged cases waiting for hearing.


Committee Report: None

    V.            Announcements

AD Reid stated there will be three community meetings held to get public feedback on the proposed CRA ordinance changes. The meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates: Aug. 1, Aug. 16 and Aug. 21. The first and the last meeting will be held in City Hall Room 319. The second meeting will be held at Shiloh Temple International Ministries.


AD Reid also announced his resignation, effective Aug. 14, 2012.


Wetternach moved the CRA Board thank AD Reid for his leadership and dedication to civilian oversight. Motion second. Motion passed unanimously.

 VI.            Old Business

Discussion: Chair Briscoe affirmed the Board would like to speak with potential Police Chief Harteau. Kvidera inquired about the Mayor’s response to the Board’s letter in July 2012, which  is still pending.

VII.            New Business

There is no new business.

VIII.            Public invitation

Invitation to interested persons to address the CRA on matters on and not on the agenda (each speaker is limited to a three-minute presentation, or as determined by the chair)

Michelle Gross of Communities United Against Police Brutality addressed the Board members about the upcoming community meetings and about doing proactive research regarding police misconduct. Kenneth Brown addressed the Board about the continued issue of police misconduct among officers and supervisors. Chuck Turchick addressed the Board about the Business Process Improvement proposal, and pending litigation concerning police misconduct.

  IX.            Adjournment

Adjournment at 6:30 p.m., moved by Giraud. Motion seconded. Motion passed unanimously.




Last updated Sep 5, 2012



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