Police Conduct Complaint Process
Why Should You File?
- Accountability: Filing a complaint can result in the discipline of an officer who commits misconduct and can alert police management of potentially abusive officers who engage in unauthorized or unlawful behavior.
- Transparency: Filing a complaint increases citizen participation in policing, allowing for greater transparency in civilian oversight.
- Public Trust: By holding officers accountable and deterring future misconduct, complaints improve policing in the City of Minneapolis, increasing public trust.
Filing a Complaint
You may file a complaint online, at your local precinct, in person, or by mailing a signed copy of the complaint form below. You may also visit our offices in Minneapolis City Hall to collect a complaint form. Complaints must be filed with the OPCR within 270 days (9 months) of the date of the alleged police misconduct.
- The OPCR investigates misconduct including any of the following:
- Use of Excessive Force
- Inappropriate Language/Attitude
- Failure to Provide Adequate or Timely Police Protection
- Any violations of the Minneapolis Police Policy and Procedure Manual
- Criminal misconduct (to be investigated by the Internal Affairs Unit, per 172.30 (c))
For a detailed description of the OPCR Complaint Process, read the OPCR Complaint Process Manual (PDF) or see the flow chart below for an overview.
Last updated Aug 19, 2016