The Police Conduct Oversight Commission (PCOC Meeting Agenda) held its monthly meeting on March 10th at 6:00pm. Vice Chair Jennifer Singleton proposed three key motions furthering PCOC’s policy study and community outreach efforts.
The first motion was a request to examine the MPD’s practices in recording and reporting suspicious person stops in accordance with the methodology (OPCR methodology prezi) presented by OPCR at the meeting.
The PCOC took steps to increase its involvement with MPD and its OJP recommendations. During the meeting Public Information Officer Scott Seroka presented about the OJP Communications Committee (OJP Communications Committee Presentation), and some of its initiatives. Mr. Seroka invited members of the PCOC to be involved with a video of the oversight process the Committee is producing. Vice Chair Singleton motioned for PCOC to become involved with the initiative, and it was approved by the PCOC. Production of the video should occur within the next 4-6 weeks.
The PCOC will continue its community outreach efforts by participating in the 2015 Community Connections Conference (website). Commissioner Singleton motioned that the PCOC staff an exhibit at the event. The motion was approved by the PCOC. Community members will have the opportunity to speak with several Commissioners at the event on March 21st from 9:00am-3:00pm at the Convention Center.
The meeting also had a presentation about the history of civilian oversight in Minneapolis, discussed case summaries (case summaries 4, 7, and 8), and selected cases to discuss at the April meeting. The meeting concluded with public comment. The next PCOC meeting will be held April 14th at 6:00 pm.
Sarah Pherson- Intake Investigator & Special Projects, OPCR