Category Archives: Civilian Review Authority

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Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights Outreach and Engagement Update (March)

Educating, engaging, and involving the citizens of Minneapolis on activity updates regarding the Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance (MCRO) is a key priority for The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights. That is why we are happy to share two outreach events that … Continue reading

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The Highly Visible Offense of a Lack of Transparency

By Michael K. Browne, Assistant Director – Office of Police Conduct Review Drivers should understand how window tints draw unwanted police attention and cause unnecessary escalation of what would otherwise be a routine interaction. While some window tinting is legal, … Continue reading

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City Council Votes to Change Civilian Oversight

By Michael K. Browne, Assistant Director – Office of Police Conduct Review Today, the Minneapolis City Council approved an ordinance change that restructured the Civilian Police Review Authority of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights and the Internal Affairs Unit … Continue reading

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MN Supreme Court Considers the Constitutionality of False Police Misconduct Reports

By Michael K. Browne, Assistant Director – Civilian Review Authority I. The Origins of State v. Crawley The Minnesota Supreme Court recently discussed the constitutionality and effects of Minnesota Statute § 609.505(2), which imposes criminal penalties for communicating knowingly false … Continue reading

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Photoblog: Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee Approves CRA Proposal

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