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

Police Conduct Oversight Commission Research and Studies

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 PROJECTS:

 

Officer Interactions with Mental Health Issues: A Policy Study

Created by motion during the February 9, 2016 regular meeting

Preliminary Draft Released March 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.

o   Mental Health and Policing – Preliminary Study Results  

 

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.

o   MPD Current Discipline Matrix (PDF)

o   MPD Current Discipline Matrix Narrative (PDF)

 

PAST PROJECTS

 

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.

o   For additional study information, visit the study webpage

 

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.

 

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.

o   Coaching Study Electronic Version, Coaching Study (Print Version)

 

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.

o   For additional study information, visit the study webpage

 

 

 

 

o   For additional study information, visit the study webpage

Last updated Mar 22, 2016