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.
This study provides an analysis of the various methods to submit complaints to OPCR and recommendations on how to improve access to the process
Officer Interactions with Mental Health Issues: A Policy Study
Created by motion during the February 9, 2016 regular meeting
Preliminary Draft Released March 2016, Updates Made and Commission Passed May 2016
This study looks at current national best practices and current Minneapolis Police Department policies for officer interactions with those experiencing mental health crises and makes policy and programmatic recommendations for improving such interactions.
MPD Discipline Matrix Revisions
Created by motion during the March 8, 2016 regular meeting
Not yet Released
The PCOC will make recommendations for revisions of the MPD Discipline Matrix to ensure its compatibility with the current MPD Policy and Procedure Manual.
Doesn’t Fit Any Crime Arrest Analysis
Created by motion during the September 8, 2015 regular meeting
Released December 2015
A data analysis of MPD officer use of the miscellaneous arrest code “Doesn’t Fit Any Crime” in the department’s reporting system.
MPD Body Camera Policy Study
Created by motion during the June 8, 2015 regular meeting
Released September 2015
This study looked at national best practices, policies of other departments, and community input on body camera use and policy by the Minneapolis Police Department. The report includes a recommended policy for the use of body cameras by the MPD.
- 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)
Investigative Stops Documentation Review
Created by motion during the February 10, 2015 regular meeting
Released April 2015
Data analysis and recommendations regarding the MPD practices in recording and reporting investigative or “Terry” stops, including the grounds for such stops, demographic information of those stopped, and the location of stops.
- Investigative Stops Study (PDF)
- For additional study information, including interactive maps, visit the study webpage.
Coaching Process Analysis
Created by motion during the February 11, 2014 regular meeting
Released December 2014
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.
Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity Training Analysis
Created by motion during the January 14, 2014 regular meeting
Released November 2014
This study includes a review of cultural awareness training in outside law enforcement agencies, such training within the MPD, and development of possible additional or alternative training frameworks for implementation in the MPD.
Last updated Aug 6, 2016