Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Research & Study

This section includes research conducted by OPCR staff at the request of the Commission. The research conducted is a tool for the Commission to shape its decision-making and policy recommendations.

Current Ongoing Programs of Research and Study

Doesn't Fit Any Crime Arrest Analysis 

Created by motion during the September 8, 2014 regular meeting

Doesn't Fit Any Crime Methodology (PDF)


MPD Body Camera Policy Study

Body Camera Policy Research and Study (PDF)

Body Camera Policy Research and Study Appendix

PCOC Memorandum of Agreement with MPD Re: DOJ Body Camera Grant Application (PDF)


Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity Training Analysis 

Cultural Awareness Training Research and Study (PDF)

Cultural Awareness Trainings Resources


Coaching Process Analysis 

The Coaching Study: Electronic Version, Print Version (PDF)

Created by motion from Commissioner Singleton during February 11, 2014 regular meeting

A comprehensive program of research and study of the OPCR and MPD coaching process, including a performance audit, with the goal of achieving racial and other equity outcomes, and of building and supporting an accountability culture within MPD.


Investigatory Stop Documentation Review 

Created by motion from Commissioner Singleton during February 10, 2015 regular meeting.

View the final approved study (PDF)

For additional study information, including interactive maps, visit the study webpage. 









Last updated Sep 23, 2015