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

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Police Conduct Review Panel


The Police Conduct Review Panel is comprised of seven civilians appointed by the Mayor and City Council and a pool of sworn panelists selected by the Office of the Chief. After a complaint investigation is concluded, it is submitted to the Panel to review. Two civilians and two sworn panelists review the case, discuss it, and submit a recommendation on the merits to the chief of police.

Pool of Civilian Review Panelists

The final pool of review panelists appointed by the city council and mayor will consist of a minimum of seven (7) members, four appointed by the City Council and three appointed by the Mayor. All civilian members are appointed in conformance with the open appointments as outlined in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances §172.60 with several exceptions.

SeatAppointmentNameTerm BeginsTerm ExpiresTerm LengthWard
Seat 1City CouncilRobert Briscoe1/1/201312/31/201643
Seat 2City CouncilMichelle Monteiro1/1/201312/31/201649
Seat 3City CouncilDennis Wagner9/20/201312/31/201535
Seat 4City CouncilSarah McCann9/20/201312/31/2015310
Seat 5MayoralDonald Bellfield1/1/201312/31/201648
Seat 6MayoralNgoc Nguyen1/01/201512/31/20162
Seat 7MayoralPhillip Trebatoski1/01/201512/31/201518

Pool of Sworn Review Panelists

The Minneapolis Police Department considers the following criteria when selecting its sworn panelists:

Current Pool of Sworn Panelists as of September, 2015


Lt. Seat



Term Began

Term Length

Seat 1

Lt. Melissa Chiodo

Sex Crimes


2 years

Seat 2

Lt. Todd Gross

5th Precinct & Disaster Strike Team


3 years

Seat 3

Lt. Jonathan Kingsbury

SOG Response


2 years

Seat 4

Lt. Arthur Knight

4th Precinct


2 years

Seat 5

Lt. Gary Nelson

2nd Precinct


 2 years

Seat 6

Lt. Erick Fors

1st Precinct 


2 years

Seat 7

Lt. Timothy Mattson

4th Precinct Dogwatch


2 years

Seat 8

Lt. Aaron Biard

Service Training 


2 years

Seat 9

Lt. Jeff Rugel

Strategic Information Center


2 years


Review Panel Selection

Panels are comprised of:

Review panel process Picture

Individuals are selected to participate at equal intervals by OPCR supervisors, and the panels are scheduled on an as-needed basis by OPCR Administrative staff.

Appointment Process for Civilian Review Panelists

All civilian members are appointed in conformance with the open appointments as outlined in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances §172.60 with several exceptions. initial civilian appointees shall serve terms of two 92), three (3) or four(4) years to stagger the expiration terms. Thereafter, appointments shall be for four (4) years. Applications are received by the City Clerk and forwarded to the Mayor, the Public Safety, Civil rights & Emergency Management Chair and the Minneapolis Department of Civil rights staff for recommendation. Selected applicants are scheduled to speak at a public hearing in front of the Public Safety, Civil rights & Emergency Management Committee to the full Council for approval. More detailed information, see the appointment and selection process.

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Last updated Oct 8, 2015