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 Review Panel

Description

The Police Conduct Review Panel is comprised of eight 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 for 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, appointed by the City Council and 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.

Seat Appointment Name Ward Term Began Term Expires Term Length
Seat 1 City Council Robert Briscoe 3 January, 2013 December, 2019 4 years
Seat 2 City Council Mary Aho 10 January, 2017 December, 2020 4 years
Seat 3 City Council Dennis Wagner 5 January, 2016 December, 2019 4 years
Seat 4 City Council Sarah McCann 10 January, 2016 December, 2019 4 years
Seat 5 Mayoral Donald Bellfield 8 January, 2017 December, 2020 4 years
Seat 6 Mayoral Ngoc Nguyen 8 January, 2017 December, 2020 4 years
Seat 7 Mayoral Phillip Trebatoski 8 January, 2016 December, 2019 4 years
Seat 8 Mayoral Kenneth Rance 5 January, 2016 December, 2019 4 years
Seat 9 Mayoral Theresa Cattouse 5 January, 2017 December, 2020 4 years

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 May, 2016 

Lt. Seat Lieutenant Assignment Term/Reassignment Began Term Length
Seat 1 Lt. Melissa Chiodo Sex Crimes January, 2016 2 years
Seat 2 Lt. Todd Gross 5th Precinct Daywatch February, 2015 2 years
Seat 3 Lt. Jonathan Kingsbury Special Operations Unit January, 2016 2 years
Seat 4 Lt. Arthur Knight 4th Precinct February, 2015 2 years
Seat 5 Lt. Gary Nelson 3rd Precinct Middlewatch April, 2015 2 years
Seat 6 Lt. Christopher House 1st Precinct Mary, 2016 2 years
Seat 7 Lt. Timothy Mattison 4th Precinct Dogwatch July, 2014 2 years
Seat 8 Lt. Aaron Biard 4th Precinct Daywatch September, 2015 2 years
Seat 9 Lt. Jeff Rugel Strategic Information Center July, 2014 2 years

Review Panel Selection

Panels are comprised of:

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 May 30, 2017

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