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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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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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New Proposed Ordinance: Fair Hiring Practices *UPDATE*

By Michael McHugh, Assistant Director – Contract Compliance UPDATE The City of Minneapolis has cancelled a public meeting schedule to discuss the proposed Fair Hiring ordinance. The meetings, dated March 21st and March 28th at Minneapolis Public Library will no … 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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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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