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Friday, August 18, 2006

CRA Public Hearing

There will be public hearing on the new Civilian Police Review Auithority reforms we are proposing. Here are the details:

Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 7 p.m.

Brian Coyle Center, 420 15th Ave S
The Coyle Center is near Cedar-Riverside. (Coyle Center – 338-5282). The location is within walking distance of Metro Transit Bus Routes 2, 3, 7, 16, 19, and 50 and the Hiawatha Light Rail line. (Metro Transit – 373-3333). There is bike and vehicle parking on site.

The Civilian Police Review Authority (CRA) investigates complaints about any Minneapolis Police Officer and decides if the Police Chief should discipline the officer. People that feel they have been mistreated by a Minneapolis Police Officer can file a complaint with the CRA.

We have been working to improve the way the CRA handles complaints and have recommended
- changes to improve communication between the CRA and the Police Department
- research on how complaints are handled by the CRA and the Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit
- identifying problematic behavior by Police Officers early
- training on police accountability issues.

We are considering ordinance changes having to do with complaint dismissal, CRA scope of authority, disciplinary decisions, and subpoena power. A detailed report from the group will be available soon on the City’s website.

It is important that you participate so that your voice is heard on this important issue!

CONTACT: Natalie Collins, 612-673-3301,

Reports to Council Item #6 Item #9

A Study of the Policy and Process of the Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority

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