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Independent Evaluator

On February 2, 2024, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the City of Minneapolis (City) announced that Effective Law Enforcement for All was selected as the monitoring team for the state court enforceable agreement. 

The monitoring team plays an important role in supporting and holding the City and Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) accountable to address race-based policing by strengthening public safety.

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Role of the Monitoring Team

  • Provide expertise and technical support to the City and Minneapolis Police Department. 
  • Review and approve policies and trainings. 
  • Engage with community members to gather feedback and evaluate the effectiveness of changes being made. 
  • Engage with officers to help develop the skills they need to be successful. 
  • Work directly with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice.  
  • Provide regular, public reports to ensure accountability and provide transparency.  

As detailed in the court enforceable agreement, the monitoring team is independent from the City, the Minneapolis Police Department, and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Intentional Selection Process

The court enforceable agreement details an intentional process for selecting the monitoring team. 20 teams from across the country applied and three were selected as finalists

In January 2024, community members met the finalists at two community events. During and after these events, community members shared their feedback about the finalists in-person and online. These events were important because engaging with and collecting feedback from community members is not only critical to the success of the court enforceable agreement – it is required. 

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