Transforming the Minneapolis Police Department: Reviewing the Minneapolis Police Contract – and Comparing It With Those of Other Cities

In order to transform the Minneapolis Police Department, the city and the community will need to examine the current contract with the police federation.

On a recent webcast, Jones Day partners discussed key provisions of the contract, how they may affect the effort to transform the department, and alternative provisions in the contracts of other cities. Attendees received specific information about the Minneapolis contract and how negotiators may make changes to advance a reform agenda.

Sponsored by Jones Day's Constitutional Policing and Civil Justice Reform ("CPR") Initiative team, this was the second in a series of webinars focusing on the reform of the Minneapolis Police Department.


  • Patricia A. Dunn, Partner, Labor & Employment, Washington
  • Andrew M. Luger, Partner, Investigations & White Collar Defense, Minneapolis
  • Ronald W. Sharpe, Partner, Investigations & White Collar Defense, Washington
  • Rasha Gerges Shields, Partner, Business & Tort Litigation, Los Angeles