Subdivision 1. Definitions.
The definitions in this section apply to this section and section
Subd. 2. Appropriate authority.
"Appropriate authority" includes anyone who is the subject
of a complaint under sections
to the commissioner or anyone within the
agency who is in a supervisory position with regard to one who is the subject of a complaint
Subd. 3. Elements of the criminal justice system.
"Elements of the criminal justice
system" refers to prosecuting attorneys and members of their staff; peace officers; probation and
corrections officers; city, state, and county officials involved in the criminal justice system;
and does not include the judiciary.
Subd. 4. Victim.
"Victim" refers to anyone or the next of kin of anyone who has been or
purports to have been subjected to a criminal act, whether a felony, a gross misdemeanor, or
Subd. 5. Victim assistance program.
"Victim assistance program" refers to any entity which
provides or claims to provide services and assistance to victims on a regular, ongoing basis.
Subd. 6. Commissioner.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.
History: 1Sp1985 c 4 s 19; 1995 c 226 art 7 s 16; 2002 c 220 art 7 s 20,21