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Independent Bodies

Community Commission on Police Oversight

The Commission provides a forum for the public to have meaningful engagement in police oversight and shall serve as part of the deliberative review process.

Established Date:
Apr 20, 2023
Membership Details
No. of Seats:
15
Positions Occupied:
15
Vacant Positions:
0
Membership Description:

The Commission is made up of 15 members, 13 appointed by City Council, one per ward, and 2 appointed by the Mayor.

Term Limit:
NA
Compensation:
$50 for each meeting day including reimbursement for public transit or parking
Selection Procedure:

To be eligible for service, all members:

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Must take and pass any background check necessary to obtain access to data from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's criminal justice information system, except that if a member does not take and pass such a background check they may still qualify to serve on the commission but shall not be eligible to serve on the review panels, under Section 172.40, that involve access to data for which a background check is required. There must be at all times at least ten (10) members of the commission who have passed the required background check.
  3. May not be a current employee of the city.
  4. May not be a current licensed peace officer as defined by Minnesota Statutes, Section 626.89, subdivision l(c).
  5. Must satisfy any other qualifications required under Title 2 of the Code of Ordinances.
  6. Have a demonstrated commitment to equitable, non-discriminatory policing; and does not have a record of taking actions which would undermine public trust in the individual's ability to conduct civilian oversight of law enforcement in an equitable and non-discriminatory manner.
Appointing Cycle:
Spring
Members
Seat # Name Term Start Term End Appointing Authority Membership Requirements
1 Josh Loar Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2025 Council Ward 1 representative
2 Mara Schanfield Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2025 Council Ward 2 representative
3 Paul Olsen Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2025 Council Ward 3 representative
4 Melissa Newman Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2024 Council Ward 4 representative
5 Jennifer Clement Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2024 Council Ward 5 representative
6 AJ Awed Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2025 Council Ward 6 representative
7 Mary Dedeaux-Swinton Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2024 Council Ward 7 representative
8 Fartun Weli Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2024 Council Ward 8 representative
9 Stacey Gurian-Sherman Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2025 Council Ward 9 representative
10 Alexis Pederson Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2024 Council Ward 10 representative
11 Philip Sturm Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2025 Council Ward 11 representative
12 Derrick Vorpahl Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2025 Council Ward 12 representative
13 Nichelle Williams-Johnson Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2024 Council Ward 13 representative
14 Louis Smith Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2025 Mayor Mayor representative
15 Latonya Reeves Apply Now Jun 1, 2023 May 31, 2024 Mayor Mayor representative
Meeting Schedule:
Meets monthly
Location:
Room 350, Public Service Center
Address:
250 S. 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Legislative Details
Enabling Legislation:
This link open a new window Ordinance 2022-058
Contact Information
Department:
Civil Rights
Phone:
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