Tag Archives: CRA Board

Recently Asked Questions on the OPCR Process, Part 5 – How Effective is the OPCR? How does it Compare to the former CRA?

– Michael K. Browne, Director – Office of Police Conduct Review Some people have claimed the Office of Police Conduct Review (OPCR) is less effective than its predecessor, the Civilian Police Review Authority (CRA).  The blog post will address these concerns … Continue reading

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Performance Audits, the Office of Justice Programs, and Cultural Awareness Training – Exciting Initiatives from the PCOC

By Hilary Minor, 2L – Hamline University School of Law Law Clerk through the MDCR Internship Program under the leadership of Michael K. Browne – Director, Office of Police Conduct Review I am a second year law student clerking with the Office of … 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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Photoblog: Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee Approves CRA Proposal

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Public Hearing on the Proposed Changes to Civilian Oversight in Minneapolis

By Michael K. Browne, Assistant Director – Civilian Review Authority Please join me on September 12, 2012 at the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Health Committee of the Minneapolis City Council for a discussion regarding the proposed changes to civilian oversight in … Continue reading

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Community Meetings Held to Discuss Proposed CRA Ordinance Changes

COMMUNITY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights will hold two community meetings to receive community comments on the proposed changes to the Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority. The department presented the proposed changes to the Public Safety, Civil … Continue reading

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