Carolina Amini named interim director of Office of Police Conduct Review

February 28, 2024

Carolina Amini has been named the interim director of the Office of Police Conduct Review and will begin the role Wednesday, March 6.

The Office of Police Conduct Review (OPCR) within the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department is responsible for investigating allegations of police misconduct made to the City of Minneapolis.

Amini has worked for the City of Minneapolis for over eight years. She started her career with the City Attorney’s Office working with victims of crime and transferred to the Civil Rights Department where she served as investigator and investigations manager. Most recently, she has been working for the City Attorney’s Office as the project manager for the implementation of the City’s court-enforceable settlement agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Amini is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with two degrees in psychology and sociology and holds a master’s degree in forensic psychology. Throughout her experience with the City of Minneapolis, as a Guardian Ad Litem with Hennepin County, and various volunteer activities, Carolina has demonstrated passion for upholding the rights of Minneapolis community members.

“Carolina Amini is a dedicated public servant who has a proven track record of working on behalf of those seeking justice,” said City Operations Officer Margaret Anderson Kelliher, who is also serving as the interim director of Civil Rights. “We are grateful she has accepted this role. The work of OPCR is critical to advancing the City’s ongoing work to achieve the highest standards in policing.”

OPCR’s mission is to promote adherence to the highest standard of police conduct and foster mutual respect between the Minneapolis Police Department and the community it serves by fairly, objectively, and neutrally investigating complaints that allege misconduct by Minneapolis Police officers.

OPCR’s key objectives include:

  • Assuring that police services are delivered in a lawful and nondiscriminatory manner.
  • Providing the public meaningful participatory oversight of police misconduct.
  • Investigating complaints of misconduct on the part of officers of the Minneapolis Police Department.

The City of Minneapolis is also accepting applications for the director of Civil Rights. Learn more about the position on the City’s website.