Course Description

In a more sober and less politically charged environment, the death of George Floyd on May 25th could well have led to an examination of potential issues within the Minneapolis Police Department.  Unfortunately, much more attention seems to have been paid to law enforcement agencies nationwide.  What has largely been lost in the national conversation is an opportunity to undertake a fair and unbiased examination of potential issues specific to the Minneapolis Police Department.

In this webinar, Attorney Matt Dolan will utilize publicly available information to analyze the recent history of the Minneapolis P.D. in order to offer potential action items for agency leaders nationwide in the areas of legal liability and risk management.

The issues discussed will include:

  • Hiring and vetting processes, including the Field Training Program
  • Disciplinary procedures and arbitration outcomes in cases of alleged officer misconduct
  • Off-duty employment management
  • Agency training priorities
  • Early intervention in cases of potential officer misconduct
  • Political involvement in personnel management


Director, Dolan Consulting Group

| Attorney Matt Dolan

Matt Dolan is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois, who specializes in training and advising public safety agencies in matters of labor and employment law. His practice experience focuses on employment discrimination claims brought under federal law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). He received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from DePaul University and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Matt serves as a public safety instructor with Dolan Consulting Group. He has trained and advised thousands of public safety professionals throughout the United States in matters of legal liability related to personnel management.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before You Start

    • Consent Questions

  • 2


    • The Minneapolis PD BEFORE George Floyd: Lessons for Law Enforcement Leaders | Hour 1

    • The Minneapolis PD BEFORE George Floyd: Lessons for Law Enforcement Leaders | Hour 2