City Attorney's Office

City Hall, Room 210
350 S. 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-2010

Community Impact Statements

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can write a statement?
How do I submit a statement?

How do I find the person I’d like to write a statement about?

What type of case can I submit a statement about?

What about felony or county cases?

Can I submit an anonymous statement through this system?

How will I learn what happens with the case?

Who can write a statement?

Anyone in the community who has negatively been affected, either directly or indirectly, by a specific defendant or specific crime may write a community impact statement.  A person does not have to be the direct victim of a crime or have personally witnessed the criminal activity in order to submit a community impact statement.  A community impact statement is an opportunity to communicate the negative impact that the defendant or crime has had upon a person or the community.  A community impact statement should not be used to convey the person's opinion as to the merits of any particular charge or to offer an opinion as to whether a prosecution should be commenced or terminated.

How do I submit a statement?

Our system allows you to search for recent arrests in Minneapolis that affect either you or your neighborhood and to submit a community impact statement to the Minneapolis City Attorney's Office.

How do I find the person I’d like to write a statement about?

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What type of case can I submit a statement about?

This system contains only misdemeanor cases prosecuted by the City of Minneapolis. Most of the cases involve livability issues such as:

What about felony cases or juvenile cases handled by the County Attorney’s Office?

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has a similar system which allows you to provide feedback about selected felony cases and comments about crime in your community.

See Hennepin County Community Prosecution for more details.

Can I submit an anonymous statement through this system?

No, you are required to provide your name, a phone number and an email address. If you believe that your identity should be kept private pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13.82 subd. 17(d), you will need to provide a Community Impact Statement in person at your precinct. Enter your address and find your police precinct.

The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13) governs all data collected, created, received, maintained or disseminated by the City. This law presumes that all such data is public unless classified otherwise.

How will I learn what happens with the case?

When a final determination has been made in the case, an email will be sent to you with a link back to our site with more details.

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Last updated Sep 25, 2014