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The Annual Third Ward NeighborhoodFEST 2013!

By Toni D. Newborn, Interim Assistant Director – Complaint Investigations The evening of Wednesday, October 9th, the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department participated in the annual, large, and fun-filled neighborhood festival organized by the Diane Hofstede’s Third Ward Office. It was … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights Celebrates National Night Out

By Michael K. Browne, Director — Office of Police Conduct Review  On August 6, the Civil Rights staff and Urban Scholars visited the communities of Audubon, Corcoran and North Minneapolis to attend National Night Out block parties.  National Night Out … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Department participating in Second Chance Saturdays event July 20

By Toni Newborn,  Interim Assistant Director – Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights  For the second time this summer, the Department of Civil Rights will be participating in Second Chance Saturdays, a workshop and resource day hosted by the Council on … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Surveys for Juneteenth Gauge Awareness of City Services

By Toni Newborn,  Interim Assistant Director – Complaint Investigations Division  Waking early on a warm and humid Saturday, members of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) staff set up shop at the annual Juneteenth Festival, watching with amused excitement as … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Department participating in Second Chance Saturdays event June 15

By Toni Newborn,  Interim Assistant Director – Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights  On June 15, the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights will be participating in Second Chance Saturdays, a workshop and resource day hosted by Council on Crime and Justice … Continue reading

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How-To: Property damage and claims through the City of Minneapolis

By Michael K. Browne, Assistant Director – Office of Police Conduct Review The Office of Police Conduct Review often receives complaints involving property damage caused by Minneapolis Police Officers. The City may be held accountable in certain instances for the … Continue reading

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The Real Deal: When are officers required to read Miranda Rights?

By Michael K. Browne, Assistant Director – Office of Police Conduct Review You have the right to remain silent… Despite our familiarity with that famous phrase born from Miranda v. Arizona, many harbor the notion that whenever officers arrest or question … Continue reading

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