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

Chair and Commissioners  
 

Current Commissioners 

Seat
Appointment
Name
Term Begins
Term Expires
Term Length
Ward
Email
Seat 1
City Council
Lacy Schumacher
1/01/2019
12/31/2020
2
1
Seat 2
City Council
Afsheen Foroozan
1/01/2019
12/31/2020
2
3
Seat 3
City Council
Jennifer Singleton
1/01/2018
12/31/2019
2
8
[RESIGNED] 
Seat 4
City Council
Kate Bischoff
1/01/2018
12/31/2019
2
11
Seat 5
Mayoral
Jeffrey Wade
1/01/2019
12/31/2020
2
13
Seat 6
Mayoral
Laura Westphal
1/01/2018
12/31/2019
2
13
Seat 7
Mayoral
Andrea Brown
CHAIR
1/01/2018
12/31/2019
2
2
Seat 8City CouncilCaitlin Gokey1/01/201912/31/202028[email protected]

Contacting the Commissioners

Terms

In order to stagger the expiration of terms, the original appointments of commissioners shall be for one (1) or two (2) years, as determined by the City Clerk. Thereafter, appointments shall be for two (2) years.

Requirements

All Police Conduct Oversight Commission members must:

  • Reside in Minneapolis
  • Not be currently or previously employed by the Minneapolis Police Department
  • Provide references which will be checked
  • Have the ability to read, apply logic and evaluate complex information and compare it to existing rules, laws, or procedures for the purpose of conducting audits of cases involving police misconduct;
  • Have excellent writing skills;
  • Have competent communication and presentations skills for reporting the results of research to the Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management Committee of the City Council;
  • Facilitate, along with the police department, appropriate cultural awareness training for sworn officers as determined by the commission;
  • Contribute to the performance review of the Chief of Police;
  • Create and implement a community outreach program and coordinate outreach activities with the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights;
  • Be willing to engage in community outreach events with the public;
  • Not have a pending complaint against the Minneapolis Police Department;
  • Conduct themselves with integrity and maturity when dealing with emotionally charged matters;
  • Show a strong commitment to community service;
  • Have the ability to communicate with people of all levels of education and backgrounds;
  • Be willing to work with the Minneapolis Police Department when reviewing practice and procedures; and
  • Be able to complete training regarding police use of force, the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Open Meeting Laws, and the Minnesota Public Employee Labor Relations Act.

Selection Process

Applications are received by the City Clerk's Office. A Selection Committee comprised of representatives from the offices of the Mayor, City Council, Police Chief and the Civil Rights Department will review applications and interview applicants if necessary.  Selected applicants are scheduled to speak at a public hearing and applications are then forwarded to the full City Council for approval.

 

 

 

Last updated Jan 9, 2019

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