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
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month originated with Congress. In June of 1978, Rep. Horton introduced a joint house Resolution which proposed that the President should “proclaim a week, which is to include the seventh and tenth of the month, during the first ten days in May of 1979 as ‘Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week.’" This joint resolution was passed by the House and then the Senate and was signed by President Jimmy Carter on October 5, 1978 to become law.
Over the next decade, presidents passed annual proclamations for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week until 1990 when Congress expanded the observance to a month for 1990. In 1992 Congress designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad. A majority of the workers who laid the tracks for the transcontinental railroad were Chinese immigrants.
The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights looks forward to celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month with our community partners. Information regarding local events/celebrations and links to resources related to Asian-Pacific Heritage are found here.
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 potetially 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, or in person. 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))
Last updated Mar 18, 2016