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In Her Voice: Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission Chair Andrea Brown States Her Vision

By Michael K. Browne, Director – Office of Police Conduct Review On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the Police Conduct Oversight Commission met to discuss the business of the committee. At Tuesday’s meeting, the Chair, Ms. Andrea Brown, set aside time … Continue reading

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Oversight Commission Moves Forward: November 2013

By Angela Cotta, 1L – University of St. Thomas Law School, Mentee through the Mentor/Externship Program to Michael K. Browne – Director, Office of Police Conduct Review On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the newly formed Police Conduct Oversight Commission continued … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Pride Festival

The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights is looking forward to participating in the Twin Cities Pride Festival on June 29-30.  Twin Cities Pride promotes continued growth towards equality and inclusiveness for GLBT rights. Pride will be located in Loring Park starting at … Continue reading

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Gender Identity Stereotyping Now Illegal under Federal Law

By Michael K. Browne, Assistant Director – Complaint Investigations There has been a momentous change in the interpretation of federal law: as a result, you can now file a federal sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination claim. This April, the U.S. Equal … Continue reading

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Minneapolis City Council Approves the “Gender Identity” Ordinance Amendment

By Michael K. Browne, Assistant Director – Complaint Investigations Brian J. Coyle, City Council Member 1983—1991 Today, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Minneapolis City Council, the proposed amendment to create the independent protected class of “Gender Identity” was unanimously … Continue reading

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Status Update: Proposed Amendment to Ordinance will Distinguish “Gender Identity”

By Michael K. Browne, Assistant Director – Complaint Investigations This post is an update to a previous article: Proposed Amendment to Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance will Distinguish “Gender Identity” This afternoon the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Health Committee of … Continue reading

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Proposed Amendment to the Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance will Distinguish “Gender Identity”

By Michael K. Browne, Assistant Director – Complaint Investigations Many proud Minneapolitans know our city is a recognized leader in advancing civil rights protections with regard to sexuality and gender. In fact, Minneapolis was the first city in the United … Continue reading

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