Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission to meet for first time
- October 5, 2013 - 4:50 PM
A civilian panel to oversee Minneapolis police conduct complaints will meet for the first time Tuesday, with newly appointed members to the Police Conduct Oversight Commission scheduled to adopt a code of ethics and conduct other business.
The seven-member commission is part of the police oversight system created by the City Council to replace the Civilian Police Review Authority, which fell apart in 2012 amid complaints by its members that its recommendations were routinely ignored.
The new commission will audit the work of the Police Conduct Review Panel, which handles complaints of police misconduct. The panel, made up of two police officers and two civilians, decides if the allegations of misconduct are supported by evidence. Their decisions are forwarded to the chief of police.
The commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 241 of City Hall. Its chair, Andrea Brown, is a judicial law clerk for the Second Judicial District.
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