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Recently Asked Questions on the OPCR Process, Part 2 – What are Case Synopses?

Michael K. Browne – Director, Office of Police Conduct Review The Office of Police Conduct Review (OPCR) has been asked: what are case synopses and what is their purpose? To answer the question briefly: case synopses are short textual presentations … Continue reading

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Recently Asked Questions on the OPCR Process, Part 1 – “No Basis” Dismissals

– Michael K. Browne, Director-Office of Police Conduct Review At the June 2015 Police Conduct Oversight Commission meeting, a question was asked: can the Office of Police Conduct Review (OPCR) dismiss cases for “no basis”? If so, what is the … Continue reading

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Apply to serve on an MDCR Commission or Board!

The Department is seeking applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to strengthen the work of the City by serving on the Minneapolis Commission of Civil Rights, the Police Conduct Oversight Commission, and the Police Conduct Review Panel. All … Continue reading

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Public Hearing for Commission on Civil Rights

By Toni Newborn – Interim Assistant Director, Complaint Investigations Division While the month of December in the city of Minneapolis is typically filled with holiday plans, shopping, and travels, for the Department of Civil Rights, December has been a time of transition and new beginnings. … Continue reading

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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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A Deeper Level of Transparency is Prevalent

By Michael K. Browne, Director – Office of Police Conduct Review The level of transparency and access with respect to the civilian oversight process has been highly apparent since the creation of the Office of Police Conduct Review in September … Continue reading

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