Civilian Review Authority eyes downtown, northside cops


Of the 13 complaints the Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority agreed to pursue between Jan 1. and March 31 this year, 10 are split between officers from police precincts located downtown and in north Minneapolis.

CRA released the data this week.

The complaints are all still in the investigatory stages, meaning the CRA has yet make any rulings on merit.

The next step can be either a mediation process or an examination by investigators working for the CRA.

Click on the links below to see the breakdown and boundaries for each precinct:

Precinct 1: 5 Precinct 2: 1 Precinct 3: 1 Precinct 4: 5 Precinct 5: 1

In 2009, the fourth precinct led complaints with 37, followed by the third precinct with 31 and the first with 28. Total complaints pursued by the CRA went up 68 percent last year from 2008, CRA data shows.

Of the total complaints that went to hearings last year -- the next step after the probe by CRA investigators -- 29 percent were either fully or partially sustained, meaning they were found to have merit.